With the rapid developments in Ukraine, it is
difficult at this point to make any predictions. No one knows how
far Russia’s now-certain military intervention will go—or whether
the revolution that ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych
will succeed in steering the country toward freedom and prosperity.
But one thing is already clear: the past week’s biggest loser is
Russian president Vladimir Putin. Cathy Young writes that Putin’s
rout in Ukraine has further soured the already dubious triumph of
the Sochi Olympics. It is almost a storybook tale of hubris,
humiliation, and poetic justice.
from Hit & Run http://ift.tt/1pJE1dF