April 26th, 2014
11:41 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: Donilon on Russia and Ukraine, and a look at the next potential crisis

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On GPS this Sunday: Ukraine and Asia – we will start with the two topics that have dominated American foreign policy this week.

First, Fareed will ask Barack Obama’s former national security advisor, Tom Donilon, what Russian President Vladimir Putin's real intentions are likely to be in Ukraine...and also whether the so-called Asia pivot in U.S. foreign policy is working.

Then, GPS looks at the next big international crisis – and why tensions are rising in East Asia. Robert Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor and author of Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, and Geoff Dyer, foreign affairs correspondent for the Financial Times and author of Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China-and How America Can Win, will offer their take.

Also, what is the most important economic trend of the last three decades?

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  1. ✠RZ✠

    The lesson still not being learned here is that if you wish to remain recognized as a sovereign state with defined borders, you have to solve you're problems by more discreet, peaceful, and civilized means. Inciting violence or revolution will only drag in the likes of outside warmongers, vultures, thieves, and capitalizing control freaks who could readily hijack the movement and then even the entire country as a result. Half of Ukraine is now gone being run by Russia, and the other half has no legitimate/recognized/elected government being run amok. For now, we might as well just add it to the expanding list of Regions in Turmoil.

    April 27, 2014 at 9:15 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      Inciting violence or revolution will only drag in the likes of outside warmongers, vultures, thieves, and capitalizing control freaks who could readily hijack the movement and then even the entire country as a result.

      Yes. This.

      April 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm | Reply
  2. bobcat2u

    A young Chinese couple get married.

    She's a virgin, and truth be told he's a virgin too, but she doesn't know that.

    On their wedding night, she cowers naked under the sheets as her husband undresses in the darkness.

    He climbs into bed next to her and tries to be reassuring.

    "My darring," he whispers, "I know dis you firss time and you berry frighten."

    "I pomise you, I give you anyting you wan, I do anyting – juss anyting you wan, You juss ask. Whatchu wan?' he says, trying to sound experienced and worldly, which he hopes will impress her.

    A thoughtful silence follows and he waits patiently (and eagerly) for her request.

    She eventually shyly whispers back, "I want to try someting I have heard about from other girls... numbaa 69."

    More thoughtful silence, this time from him.

    Eventually, in a puzzled tone he asks her... "You really wanting... Garric Chicken with Corrifrowa?"

    April 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  3. Wesley McCammon

    During the interview, and speaking of Russia, Mr Donilon said "It is unusual for a leader of a country to engage in bald-faced lying". First of all, how naive can you be? Second, are you talking about Putin or Obama. They are both chronic liars.

    April 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm | Reply
  4. bobcat2u

    "Late again," the third-grade teacher said to little Sammy.

    "It's not my fault, Miss Crabtree. You can blame this on my Dad. The reason I'm three hours late is because my Dad sleeps naked."

    Now Miss Crabtree had taught grammar school for thirty-some years. She asked little Sammy what he meant, despite her mounting fears.

    Full of grins and mischief, and in the flower of his youth, little Sammy and trouble were old friends, but he always told the truth.

    "Miss Crabtree, at the ranch we have a coyote. The past few nights it ate hens and killed Mom's best milk goat. Last night, when Dad heard a noise out in the chicken pen, he grabbed his gun and said to Mom, "That coyote's back and I'm going to get him!"

    "Stay back, he yelled to all us kids!"

    He was naked as a jaybird, no boots, no pants, no shirt!

    He crawled right up and stuck that double barrel through the window of the coop. As he stared into the darkness with the coyote on his mind, our old hound dog, Zeke, woke up and snuck up behind Daddy.

    Then we all looked on helpless as old Zeke stuck that cold nose in Dad's crack!

    "Miss Crabtree, we been cleaning chickens since three this morning!"

    April 27, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  5. bobcat2u

    There was a chicken farmer who lived in a village in China. One year, his chickens were afflicted with a strange blight that caused them to lose their feathers. The farmer was deeply concerned about this, because winter was coming, and, if the chickens had no feathers, they would freeze to death. So, the farmer decided to consult the two wisest men in the land. First, he visited Mr. Hing, the renowned scholar. Mr. Hing leafed through all his agricultural and medicinal texts and pored over books and scrolls well into the night. Finally, he returned to the farmer and told him that, if he crushed the leaves of a gum tree into powder, made it into tea, and fed it to his chickens, they would be cured. The farmer then went to Mr. Ming, the great seer. Mr. Ming cast stones, read tea leaves, and poked through entrails until finally he came up with the answer: "As surely as gum causes a shoe to stick to the ground, tea made from gum leaves will cause feathers to stick to chickens." Now the farmer was ecstatic. The two wisest men in the land had given him exactly the same prescription. So, as soon as he returned home, he took some gum leaves and made tea from them. He mixed this with the chicken feed and fed it to his chickens. But it didn't work. The chickens continued to lose their feathers, and, with the onset of winter, they all froze. The moral of this story: "All of Hing's courses and all of Ming's ken couldn't get gum tea to feather a hen."

    April 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Oh, bobcat. Oh, my dear Rawr. (Shakes her head mournfully)

      April 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm | Reply
      • bobcat2u

        @banasy
        Yeah, that was pretty bad. But hey, you know me.
        So how have you been, my long lost friend ?

        April 27, 2014 at 7:55 pm |
      • banasy©

        I've been okay, dear man. I hope you and your family have been doing all right.
        I see you've started telling your jokes again. I've missed them. Never stop. It's part of your roguish Rawr charm.

        April 27, 2014 at 9:27 pm |
    • deniz boro

      Also, please do not publish this msg either, as it is not relevant.
      I like pepperoni pizza from Wisconsin. The quality of cheese is immaculate.

      April 27, 2014 at 5:56 pm | Reply
    • bambi

      Aww bobcat. Such a sad ending. Broke my heart. Poor chickens.

      April 27, 2014 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  6. Charles Rhea

    I wonder what Mr. Donilan's thoughts would be on President Obama's "bald face lying" about the ACA – period.

    April 27, 2014 at 4:38 pm | Reply
  7. deniz boro

    Sorry if I comment at random. Please do not pubish this msg as it is not relevant. But I just translated a Turkish folksong into English on Facebook and could not get connected to even Googles for several minutes. It is not, the infrastructure is not likely to cause this. I well felt like writing this.

    April 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Reply
  8. HONG KONG back

    We should not waste financial and human resources, jobs – unemployment, on non-profitable operations in China and other Asian countries. Now, the Big Business is all about EU-NATO.

    April 27, 2014 at 8:10 pm | Reply
  9. stuart

    I agree with banasy.

    April 27, 2014 at 10:14 pm | Reply
  10. Irene

    Stuart,
    Please stay in your blog.
    Ty

    April 27, 2014 at 10:15 pm | Reply
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    April 28, 2014 at 4:42 am | Reply
  12. EU

    European Union – no Asia.

    April 28, 2014 at 7:51 am | Reply
  13. GOP Prayer - GOPers, Read Together and Out Loud With Me

    The GOP Prayer/Mantra/Solution: Dear God...With your loving kindness, help us to turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then, with your guidance and compassion, we will whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. God...Grant us the knowledge to then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. God...Give us the strength during our speeches to repeatedly yell........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!..........and........GET RID OF SS AND MEDICARE!!!
    In your name we prey (purposely misspelled, or is it?)........Amen

    April 28, 2014 at 9:27 am | Reply

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