“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

Treading Lightly: US Political Metaphors (Part Two)

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“I really see my role as secretary, and, in fact, leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race,” Mrs. Clinton finally said at the Women in the World meeting… “I mean, you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton.

“Justice Stevens Suggests Solution for ‘Giant Step in the Wrong Direction’”

“Obama’s Half-Pivot to Asia”

“Obama treads warily, but sends a big ship to Korean waters.”

“Pentagon Sending a Message to Iraq by Dragging Its Boots.”

“The Republican Path To Victory”

“Sandy aftermath: U.S. struggles to get back on its feet.”

“The Tea Party’s Achilles Heel.”

“The White House Takes Baby Steps Toward Drug Sentencing Reform.”

Who is out of step on immigration?

 

Photo Source:

http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/a/achilles_heel.asp