I would like to be so optimistic that Putin is digging his own grave with his neo-imperial, 19th century foreign policy against his near neighbors such as Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.
But my gut tells me he won't quit out of embarrassment at "worldwide condemnation" or even because of crippling sectoral sanctions on Russia's economy. He'll keep going till somebody stops him, by force.
That's certainly what Poland, the Baltics, Romania and others like Kazakhstan are worrying about right now: which one of them is next?
By Nina L. Khrushcheva
July 23, 2014 | Huffington Post