“Re-setting”… Footholds in Russia’s Neighborhood

Metaphor in pix - Russia and its neighbors

 “Putin’s Achilles heel: oil and gas.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-magazine/putins-soft-underbelly/article18124303/#dashboard/follows/

“Putin pivots to the east”

http://www.economist.com/news/china/21602727-natural-gas-deal-boosts-vladimir-putin-and-sends-message-america-putin-pivots-east

“Putin Rushes In, Pretending Not to; Obama Stands Back.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/opinion/sunday/putin-rushes-in-pretending-not-to-obama-stands-back.html?_r=0

“Russian Cossacks Take Foothold in Crimea.”

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/multimedia/photogalleries/russian-cossacks-take-foothold-in-crimea/5225.html

“Ukraine: a Russian footprint?”

http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=8475

Photo Source:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/multimedia/photogalleries/putins-russia/5123.html

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Keeping Up with American Political Metaphors

Metaphors in pix USA

“Democrats’ Last Stand? Party foothold in Deep South at stake in Landrieu run-off.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/07/landrieu-faces-run-off-challenges-on-multiple-fronts/

“Deportations Give Migrants Cold Feet.”

http://online.wsj.com/articles/deportations-give-migrants-cold-feet-1406159717

“’Foot-in-Mouth’ Kerry’s Nixonian Blunder.”

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2014/april/09/foot-in-mouth-kerrys-nixonian-blunder/

“Hagel touts ‘light footprint’ strategy for US military amid Ukraine unrest.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/06/chuck-hagel-us-miliatry-strategy-ukraine-abroad

“Running in the shadow of Obama.”

http://globe2go.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

Photo Source:

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21611140-president-wants-ceos-play-ball-he-might-have-change-his-own-language-stop