Hope at last for Ukraine ? - Le Monde diplomatique


  • Hope at last for Ukraine?, by John Pedler

    US Secretary of State John Kerry’s tweet (CNBC, 12 May 2015), ‘Had frank discussions with President Putin & FM Lavrov over key issues including Iran talks, Syria, Ukraine’, is truly historic. For it could signal a determination on President Obama’s part to use the last 17 months of his presidency to usher in a period of cooperation in world affairs, ending the resurgent neo-conservatives’ push for a ‘unipolar’ world dominated by the US. If followed through — and it’s a big if — despite Republican opposition, there is real hope that the US and EU can work together with Russia to make Ukraine the benign hyphen, joining the EU west and Russian east of Europe, that it should be, instead of the present bone of contention. [#st]