Regardless of the reason, as this blessed season comes to a close, we wish you all the best.
The time for dithering is over. It is time for a strategy in the West that recognizes this at long last.
This is the future for which so many former Soviet Republics strive, even now: A world where the past is honored, but new frontiers are broken, where men voluntarily work together to make a better world.
There seems to be no real understanding in the West of how the world has changed in a mere twelve months.
Moldova’s political and economic futures can only come to be, no matter the short-term pain, with Europe.
Russian economic and military power is heavily dependent on high oil and natural gas prices. Cut the floor beneath those prices and a Communist superpower crumbles, and a revanchist Empire buckles.
Vladimir Putin merely wants every nation within Moscow’s reach to accept that the center of gravity in their region lies roughly at the doors to the Kremlin.
Paeans to Dr. Mukwege abound, and he competed for the Nobel Prize. Why, then, were EuroMaidan and Leyla Yunus ever in the running for this prize; and why did they lose seemingly out of nowhere?
Today, we have even more questions than answers — questions that pose real hurdles to Yunus’s nomination.
Azerbaijan and the West are growing closer, while Armenia has chosen the path of Russia and Vladimir Putin’s vassal state.