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Hunter Huss IB Readings

Anyone who has paid any attention to world affairs over the last year has heard of the “civil war” raging in the Ukraine between Ukrainian Nationalists and pro-Russian separatists. A recent cease-fire agreement has fallen through and now many US politicians are advocating arming the Ukraine, which will result in American weapons killing Russian backed rebels. Where this will lead is anyone’s guess, but the memories of the Cold War can’t be forgotten. Throw Putin into the mix and anything could happen.  Read and CITE the following articles to answer the question – should the USA (or other western nations) help Ukraine?

http://www.summer.harvard.edu/blog-news-events/conflict-ukraine-historical-perspective

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/08/07/why-arming-ukraine-is-a-bad-idea/

http://www.the-american-interest.com/2015/02/20/the-realist-case-for-arming-ukraine/

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