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Why the U.S. Feels It Must Contain Russia

Eugene Chausovsky
Senior Eurasia Analyst, Stratfor
Aug 23, 2015 | 13:07 GMT
U.S. diplomat and historian George F. Kennan (1904 - 2005, left) is sworn in as ambassador to the Soviet Union by Raymond Muir, as Kennan's wife and daughter look on.
U.S. diplomat and historian George F. Kennan (1904 - 2005, left) is sworn in as ambassador to the Soviet Union by Raymond Muir, as Kennan's wife and daughter look on.
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Much has changed since U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan outlined his policy to contain the Soviet Union nearly 70 years ago. But a close look at the current crisis in Ukraine and the effects it has had throughout Russia's periphery reveals that crucial aspects of the policy are still alive and well....

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