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Ukraine's Other War: Against Corruption - Atlantic Council

Members of Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, overwhelmingly passed a bill to end their own legal immunity from prosecution, one of the main laws that for years helped...

Some Sun in Ukraine's Stormy Forecast - T. Mylovanov, The Conversation

A year after the Maidan revolution of 2014, Ukraine is at a critical juncture....

Europe Looks Doomed to Repeat Its Past Follies - A. Pabst, The National

The agreement between Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin offers the best chance to end hostilities and avoid a slide into total war in Ukraine. After months of bloody fighting bet...

Putin May Be the Lesser of Russian Evils - Rob Garver, Fiscal Times

As fighting continued in Eastern Ukraine on Monday, despite a ceasefire that was supposed to have gone into effect at 12 a.m., the United Kingdom’s former top spy said Russia...

The Next European Flashpoints - Bond/Corboy/Courtney/Yalowitz, TNI

The most pressing task for the West is to help Ukraine defend itself and survive economic catastrophe. But the West also needs a broader strategy to discourage future Russian coe...

Most Recent Articles

Immigrant Workers Leave Russia - Nina Vazhdaeva, Kommersant

Now all these migrants are looking for alternatives to Russia, although it's clear that no single country can absorb those fleeing. "Last year, 80% to 90% of migrant workers from C...

A False Choice Between Force and weak Diplomacy - Will Marshall, The Hill

Thanks to determined diplomacy by Germany and France, Russia agreed Wednesday to a new cease-fire in Ukraine, to begin Sunday. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel was anything but ...

The Transatlantic Alliance in Transition - Antonia Colibasanu, RCWorld

The Munich Security Conference's theme for 2015 was the question "Collapsing Order, Reluctant Guardians." Giving color to that theme was the main topic of discussion: Ukraine. A fe...

Ukraine's Military Is Strong Enough to Win - Alan Chin, Reuters

"The national awakening evident in the volunteer battalions is of a quality hard to imagine in Western Europe or the United States today. For it’s not only the flowering of p...

Countering Putin's Grand Strategy - Robert Kaplan, Wall Street Journal

With Europe weak and distracted, and Mr. Putin stoking nationalism in the midst of an economic crisis at home, only the U.S. can be the organizing principle for strengthening the I...

It's too Late to Finlandize Ukraine - Nick Ottens, Atlantic Sentinel

Russia’s meddling in Ukraine’s affairs has changed the situation profoundly. Since the majority of the Crimea’s residents voted in a referendum to join the Russia...

Ukraine's Bailout Can Actually Work - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

Today could be the first day of the rest of Ukraine's life. Along with a new cease-fire agreement, the country now has a four-year bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund...

Putin Notches a Big Win - Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes

Vladimir Putin was the winner of the Minsk II peace accords. Territory gained by the rebels in violation of Minsk I appears to be conceded; there is no deadline for the pulling out...

Obama the Appeasement Crusader - Charles Krauthammer, National Review

His secretary of defense says “the world is exploding all over.” His attorney general says that the threat of terror “keeps me up at night.” The world bears...

How to Keep Putin at the Table - Robin Niblett, Reuters

The signing of the ‘Minsk II’ ceasefire agreement in the Belarus capital on Feb. 12 raises the question of whether the United States and Western governments should shel...

Arming Ukraine Is just the Start - William Taylor & Kristin Lord, USA Today

Defending Ukraine — and thereby improving the prospects for stability, peace and democratic futures for millions of others in Russia's vast neighborhood — demands a com...

What Really Scares Russia - Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

The deal announced Thursday to end the fighting in Ukraine will face the same obstacle the previous such agreement has faced: how to ensure that Russia will abide by it. Frustrated...

Vladimir Putin's Goal Is To Destroy EU and NATO - The Economist

HE IS ridiculed for his mendacity and ostracised by his peers. He presides over a free-falling currency and a rapidly shrinking economy. International sanctions stop his kleptocrat...

A New & Unimproved Ceasefire in Ukraine - Adam Chandler, Atlantic

There are plenty of reasons to be pessimistic about the new Ukrainian ceasefire that was signed in Minsk, Belarus, on Thursday morning after nearly 17 hours of negotiatio...

Five Reasons Arming Ukraine Won't Work - Paul Saunders, TNI

With Secretary of State John Kerry joining incoming Secretary of DefenseAshton Carter as well as Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham in publ...

United to Challenge Disorder - John Kerry, Project Syndicate

MUNICH – A few years after World War II, when the North Atlantic Treaty was ratified in the United States and our relationship with Europe was cemented, President Harry Truma...

A Better Approach to the Ukraine Crisis - Raymond Smith, National Interest

Providing lethal military hardware to the Ukrainian government would be a qualitative escalation in the means we have been using to achieve our objectives in that country. It would...

What Comes Next if the West Arms Ukraine? - M. Galeotti, Moscow Times

The question of providing lethal assistance to Ukraine — essentially, anti-tank missiles, counter-battery radars, surveillance drones, and communications and radar jammers &m...

Arming Ukraine Would Bring War Out Into the Open - James Jeffrey, FP

To arm or not to arm, that is the question. With battles raging in eastern Ukraine, it should be abundantly clear that the euro-Atlantic community is involved in the most serious c...

The View from NATO's Russian Front - Sohrab Ahmari, Wall Street Journal

The Army commander in Europe on Putin’s new way of war, Russia’s growing arsenal, and coping with U.S. military budget cuts....

No Proxy War Against Russia - Michael Totten, World Affairs Journal

Senator Ted Cruz thinks the United States should arm Ukraine so it can beat Russian-backed separatists in the east. As much as we’d love to help plucky Ukraine resist the g...

Washington Is Addicted to Mayhem-by-Proxy - Tony Karon, The National

There is a new campaign within the foreign policy establishment in Washington for arming Ukraine’s military to better confront the Russian-backed separatist forces. There is ...

Stop Gutting America's Credibility in Ukraine - Tom Rogan, NR

If we chose to cede Ukraine, we should do so honestly, by strengthening economic sanctions on Russia but ending the pretension that we’ll do anything else. At a moral level, ...

Another Munich Appeasement Conference - Telegraph

Vladimir Putin must be made to back down over Ukraine....

Shared Threats Should Galvanize West - J. Dempsey, Carnegie

Some members of the U.S. delegation, including the Republican Senators Bob Corker and John McCain, had no reservations about arming Ukraine. They said it was a necessary and moral ...

Europeans Laugh at Russia's Foreign Minister - J. Rogin, Bloomberg View

In the span of 45 minutes today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rewrote the history of the Cold War, accused the West of fomenting a coup in Ukraine and declared himself a ...

Ukraine's Least Terrible Option - Bloomberg View

It is with low expectations that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have gone to Moscow to secure a settlement for eastern Ukraine. And rightly ...

Will the West Sell Out Ukraine? - Charles Crawford, Telegraph

Last July, I summarised the beliefs of Nato about Russia's willingness to fight on. "No one in their right minds in Moscow will want to use force to mess with borders in Europe: th...

Putin Makes a Joke of History - Natalie Nougayrede, The Guardian

Russia wasn’t tricked by the west about the expansion of Nato. This narrative is propaganda....

Don't Sell Out Ukraine - Kyiv Post

The West remains torn about whether to supply Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons. We are in the camp that says Ukraine deserves to defend itself militarily within its own border...

Washington Falls Short of Promises to Kiev - J. Rogin, Bloomberg View

There’s a large gap between what the U.S. has promised in nonlethal military aid to Ukraine's armed forces and national guard and what it has actually delivered. As the U.S. ...

The War in Ukraine Is Getting Worse - Dan Peleschuk, Global Post

US Secretary of State John Kerry heads to the Ukrainian capital on Thursday for talks with the fledgling pro-Western government here, currently mired in an intensifying war against...

Arming Ukraine Won't Help - Joshua Keating, Slate

While the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine was never all that peaceful to begin with, the region seems close to open warfare again following the collapse of peace talks in Minsk, with ...

Inside the Fight for Ukraine's Donetsk Airport - Oliver Carroll, Newsweek

Slavik’s voice was laced with panic. “No one is coming for us. We are surrounded by the enemy,” he had told me over a crackling telephone line. There were, he sai...

Ukraine Brutality Is a Soviet Military Legacy - Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast

“First we work with massive artillery fire to clean up space and then infantry and tanks roll in.”...

Give Ukraine Drones and Radar Systems - Los Angeles Times

There is no guarantee that arming Ukraine will succeed in persuading Putin to change course, but we believe the administration should make the effort. In doing so, however, the adm...

The Rape of Ukraine - Rich Lowry, New York Post

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama touted his Ukraine strategy as a demonstration of “the power of American strength and diplomacy.” Word of this stirring suc...

Arm Ukraine - Max Boot, Commentary

It’s nice to read that the White House is “open” to reopening discussions about whether to send military aid to Ukraine. But the time for debate is past. There is no time ...

Democrats Rebel Against Obama's Foreign Policy - Jackson Diehl, WaPo

For more than two years, a breach has been opening between President Obama and the foreign policy establishment of the Democratic Party. Last week, as Russia pressed a new offensiv...

Putin Resumes His War - New York Times

The fighting in eastern Ukraine has flared up again, putting an end to any myth about the cease-fire that was supposed to be in force since September....

Keep Ukraine from Becoming Bosnia - J. Bugajski, American Interest

Failing to arm Ukraine in its struggle against the Russian-backed separatists will lead to a bloodier conflict in the long run....

Vladimir Putin, President of Ukraine? - Greg Austin, The Diplomat

Is it only a question of time before Russia will annex parts of Ukraine?...

Putin's Long Bet on European Weakness - W.R. Mead, American Interest

The West’s inability to comprehend how Vladimir Putin sees the world means it has trouble thinking constructively about how to deal with him....

Putin Wants to Push His Luck in Ukraine - N. Gvosdev, National Interest

Ever since last summer, the Russian goal has been to force the Ukrainian authorities in Kyiv (and by extension, the European Union) to accept the reality of two "secessionist" enti...

Save the New Ukraine - Bernard Henri-Levy & George Soros, New York Times

A NEW Ukraine was born a year ago in the pro-European protests that helped to drive President Viktor F. Yanukovych from power. And today, the spirit that inspired hundreds of thous...

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