the most important question now probably isn’t what happens next in Ukraine. The question is how does the breakdown of the Obama administration’s Russia policy affect America’s position in the Middle East

Events on the ground suggest Putin will continue the slow suffocation of the official Ukrainian presence in Crimea, and it’s not clear the West can or will do anything to intercede. No lack of opinion on what this all means in a larger geopolitical sense…

via Russia Blows Past Obama’s “Off Ramp” – The American Interest.