I believe that the international community needs to take a firm stand against Putin's aggressive Russian expansionism. His brand of interventionism is far more destructive than ours, and will only result in the strengthening of Putin's position at the expense of America's. As we allow them to grow stronger, we risk slipping back into old habits of appeasement pioneered by Neville Chamberlain and Joseph P. Kennedy.
Chechnya is another of those hot button conflicts that many have an opinion of. The region has everything: Russia, oil, Muslims, militants, everything that the media loves. In reality, there are far more costly internal struggles occurring in many places throughout the world, especially in Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo).
I disagree with foreign military intervention in Chechnya and do not believe that civilian casualties mandate it. A foreign military intervention breaches Chechnya's sovereignty. Disrespecting the country's borders sets a bad precedent, essentially saying that we can invade if we disagree. Such intervention would be very disrespectful to Chechnya's government, enunciating that it cannot take care of its own people.