Madeleine Albright: ‘To Put It Mildly, The World Is a Mess’

The former secretary of State said the crises in the Middle East and Russia/Ukraine were ‘game changers’

Madeleine Albright: ‘To Put It Mildly, the World Is a Mess’ (National Review Online)

Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright thinks that there have been two “huge game-changers” in world affairs recently: Putin’s actions toward Crimea and Ukraine and the unraveling of the Middle East.

In an interview with Bob Schieffer on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, she described the unrest in the Middle East as a result of an Arab awakening and reaction to the artificiality of borders that were drawn in the region following World War I. As for Russia, “Putin is living in his own world,” she said. “He has made up a lot of lies,” and seeks to “reestablish himself as the identification of Russian nationalism” and to recreate “something akin to the Soviet Union.”

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