WorldViews: The growing calls to strip Putin and Russia of the 2018 World Cup

By Ishaan Tharoor, July 23, 2014

The ire of much of the world is trained on the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine believed responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 and the man who many say enabled them. President Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin had "direct responsibility" to help with the investigation and aftermath of the tragic plane crash, which claimed the lives of all 298 people  on board. European leaders are discussing new tough measures on Russia, which will likely come in the form of new sanctions.

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