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Is the crisis in Ukraine a greater threat to western security than the Syrian civil war? - April 22, 2014

The latest news includes talk of U.S. sanctions against Kremlin officials over Ukraine while Western nations are mostly silent on the carnage in Syria. Ukraine has eclipsed Syria in the public eye and today we're asking why.

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