Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson have written an analysis of the US/neo-liberal conflict with Russia. Forget about the foreign policy fairy tales you've been getting from the corporate media. This is real-politic from a progressive point of view: The issue is predatory lending, not democratic values. The North Side Greens don't think the ordinary citizen benefits, and question both the wisdom and the morality of the Obama administration policy toward Russia.
Michael Hudson, a professor of economics at University of Missouri, was economic advisor to the Kucinich presidential campaign. Roberts served during the Reagan administration.