Hopeless western naivety over Ukraine

putinBy Norman Friedman*, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems

IN MARCH, Russian President Vladimir Putin seized the Crimea from Ukraine, and in the process may have ignited a smaller-scale version of the Cold War. Putin had famously said that the collapse and dissolution of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the Twentieth Century, the implication being that he would make his place in history by reversing it.

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