Rough Diplomacy


Revolutionary Colors

When there is a revolution a name or image is usually added to the movement to distinguish the characteristics of change. The White Revolution (  انقلابسفید‎‎ Enqelāb-e Sefid) In the 1960s and ’70s the shah sought to develop a more independent foreign policy and establish working relationships with the Soviet Union and Eastern European nations. …

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The Orange Revolution: Origin

Orange Revolution – Term for the mass protests that followed the rigged presidential run-off elections between Viktor Yanukovych and Viktor Yushchenko in 2004. Though Yanukovych was declared the winner, protests forced the election to be annulled and the run-off was run again, with Yushchenko taking 52% of the vote. The…

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Orange Revolution: This Means War

February 2014 27-28 February: Pro-Russian gunmen seize key buildings in the Crimean capital, Simferopol. Unidentified gunmen in combat uniforms appear outside Crimea’s main airports. Fear and unease in Novo-Ozyorne 1 March 2014: Russia’s parliament approves President Vladimir Putin’s request to use force in Ukraine to protect Russian interests. Image copyrightAFPImage captionUnidentified…

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