Atlantic Council Board Director and Executive Committee member Nicholas Burns is quoted by Bloomberg on the brewing crisis in Crimea:

The tense situation in Ukraine, with its echoes of the Cold War, has put Obama at the forefront of the conflict as European leaders pressure Russia to drop military threats and withdraw forces from Ukraine’s Crimea region.

“President Obama faces the most difficult international crisis of his presidency,” former U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said in a conference call with reporters yesterday organized by the Atlantic Council, a foreign-policy research organization based in Washington.

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