Comments on: Ukraine‚Äôs important next move Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bob9999 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:05:51 +0000 One of the worst things about what is going on in the Ukraine is that it is give us a new lens for viewing the so-called Arab Spring of a couple of years ago. Perhaps the phenomenon we are seeing is what happens when a regime that is derived from a Soviet client runs out of steam in the flash-mob world of the 21st century. It’s a scary thing, both because of the difficulty several Mediterranean countries have had in trying to bring order out of chaos and because what happens to the successors to the client states of the old Soviet union might also happen in Russia itself. You don’t have to be a big fan of the Russian government to miss the fact that it would be extremely problematic to replace it with chaos.