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U.S. still has time to stake out a position of strength on Ukraine
U.S. still has time to stake out a position of strength on Ukraine

American and European stock markets have been jumpy for weeks as they contemplate possible armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Inside Ukraine, certainly, Kiev's forces have been pushing back separatists supported by Moscow , and they've been surprisingly successful in the eyes of many, perhaps including Moscow, and have thus increased fears of a more direct Russian intervention. But while rumors of clashes last week contributed to the latest burst of market volatility, evidence of actual hostilities between national armies is scarce. Ironically, while Western capital markets remain attentive to Ukraine's future, President Obama seems detached and uninterested. Indeed,...

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