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For Ukrainian soldiers in Crimea, it's a bewildering time.
President Obama warned Russia on Monday of possible U.S. sanctions over its military land grab in Ukraine, but Moscow brushed aside international threats, tightening its stranglehold on Crimea and calling audaciously for a national unity government in Kiev.
Well, this can't be good. Mainstream media allies of the White House appear to be suffering from fatigue; the soaring rhetoric just isn't enough any more in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. A USA Today editorial gripes, "Perhaps the most surprising thing about Russia's weekend invasion of Crimea is that the U.S. and its allies were caught so flat-footed, groping for a response that didn't look weak and ineffectual."
While Americans fawned over Hollywood stars on Oscar night, Vladimir Putin executed a bold plan to return Ukraine to Russia's fold, defying President Obama, the U.S. and our enfeebled Western alliance.
With the help of an impatient news media, a global taste for drama and Russia's provocative posturing in the Ukraine, the White House is now wedged in the put up or shut up position. Are we in a Cold War now? A Cool War? Maybe it's just tepid.
Musicians in Moldova - a country with 3.6 million people wedged between Romania and Ukraine - learn native folk songs by ear from a young age, flutist Rod Garnett said.
Ukraine isn't typically a U.S. foreign policy priority, experts say. President Barack Obama is more occupied with Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and more. His administration rejects the notion that the situation in Ukraine represents some kind of epic East vs. West power struggle.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is not happy. The government he backed in Ukraine has collapsed.
Indian-Americans are doctors, engineers, motel owners, taxi drivers and spelling bee champs - just a few takeaways from a new exhibition at the Smithsonian.