Prof. Keylor asks: Where Is Europe While Ukraine Burns?

July 24, 2014

In a ‘POV’ opinion essay published in BUToday (July 24, 2014), William Keylor, Professor of History and International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, points out:

“In the course of that war of secession in the past several months [in Ukraine], one voice has been conspicuously muted amid the global debate about how to resolve this crisis: that of the European Union.”

Prof. Keylor discusses European policy regarding the situation in Ukraine, including in light of the recently downed Malaysian passenger jet, and concludes:

“Until the Europeans prove willing to endure the economic consequences of sanctions against Russia (while seeking alternative sources of energy to lessen the pain), the Obama administration will be waging a lonely and probably losing campaign to preserve the political independence of a country far from the United States—but right in Europe’s backyard.”

Read full article in BUToday.

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