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While Obama Dithers, Putin Presses On - Max Boot, Commentary

What all of this suggests is that Putin has not, to put it mildly, been persuaded to take a kinder, gentler approach to governance since the imposition of Western sanctions. Instea...

The Economic Aid Ukraine Needs Now - Bloomberg View

Over the past two weeks, Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine have moved their heavy weapons to the front, ending the relative peace that has prevailed since the Minsk accords ...

A Russian Economy Invested in Crisis - Dan McGroarty, RealClearWorld

When it comes to exploitable crises, why wait? In Moscow, real men make their own crises. And there is no man more real than Russian President Vladimir Putin....

West Must Be Wary of Ukraine's Leaders - N. Kaufmann, Moscow Times

The maxim, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" was first outlined in the 4th century A.D. by Kautilya, India's Machiavelli, in his highly influential work, "Arthashastra." Althoug...

Rekindling the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine - Stratfor

Talk of renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine is escalating, as are the tactical movements fueling concerns. Negotiations remain troubled, and despite communications between Kiev, it...

American Troops in Ukraine Rattle Putin - Anna Nemtsova, Dly Beast

The Kremlin is worried about not just what the American troops are teaching the Ukrainians, but what they may be learning from them and the Donbas battlefield....

Most Recent Articles

Eastern Ukraine Is Set to Blow - L. Todd Wood, Washington Times

Minsk cease-fire mask is off...

Hipsters Conquer Kiev - Vijai Maheshwari, Politico EU

It’s easy to forget after a few Obolon beers that we’re in a country wracked by a war with Russia in the East....

Ukraine Prepares for a Deep-Freeze - Samuel Bendett, RealClearWorld

The energy situation in Ukraine has been precarious for years -- going back long before the separatist rebellion in the country's east, and the loss of Crimea to Russian military a...

Ukraine's Cold War Turns Hot - Pierre Vaux, Daily Beast

Monday morning saw some of the heaviest fighting in eastern Ukraine since the fall of Debaltsevo, almost a week after the signing of the second Minsk “cease-fire” agree...

Ukrainians Deserve Our Help - Jon Basil Utley, American Conservative

America should help the Ukrainians: defensive weapons, especially against tanks and artillery, should be on the table. First, however, Washington should reach out to Putin with dip...

Who's Afraid of NATO Enlargement? - Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe

Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine is forcing NATO to rethink the strategic benefits of further alliance enlargement....

Is This the End of Ukraine's Peace Process? - Brian Whitmore, The Atlantic

Mykola Azarov’s call for early elections and “total regime change” in Kiev was a bit of a head-scratcher. The ousted Ukrainian prime minister, after all, is deepl...

How the West Is Losing Ukraine - Gustav Gressel, ECFR

The West insists that Ukraine needs to “signal” its goodwill to Russia by advancing the agenda of the Minsk agreement unilaterally. But now, rather than seeing it as pa...

Stilted Ukraine Should Heed Poland's Example - Olena Gordiienko, Kyiv Post

Stepien explained that the Eastern governance model, applied in ancient Byzantium, tsarist Russia, Soviet Union, and to large extent contemporary Russia, involves strong central au...

Are Russia and US Negotiating Ukraine Endgame? - B. Whitmore, Atlantic

Establishing the Nuland-Karasin diplomatic channel gives Russia something it has always craved: a bilateral format to decide the Ukraine crisis with the United States, and one that...

The Russia-EU Energy Security Trap - Stratos Pourzitakis, Carnegie Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bombshell decision in December 2014 to suspend the South Stream gas pipeline, which was to link Russia to Southeastern Europe, and replace ...

We Need to Rethink Global Diplomacy - Fyodor Lukyanov, Moscow Times

For years now the world has been experiencing a painful process of change. But now people are uncertain not only of the future, but of whether time-tested methods for coping with s...

Edge of Europe, End of Europe - Timothy Snyder, New York Review of Books

The philosophical crisis is on display in Russia and the eastern borderlands of Ukraine. Ukrainians in 2013 demonstrated, in their revolution, a strong commitment to the idea of Eu...

How Long Can Putin Spin the Facts on MH17? - Paul R. Gregory, Forbes

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in Ukraine one year ago—but not much (except the passage of time) has changed since then....

Springtime for America's Enemies - Garry Kasparov, The Daily Beast

Keeping a firm grip on power is the only thing that matters in a dictatorship. The consequences of losing power in an authoritarian regime rarely involve peaceful retirement and a ...

After Iran, John Kerry Must Now Focus on Russia, Ukraine - WaPo

The nuclear agreement with Iran provides ample proof of Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s remarkable commitment and skill in waging diplomacy. In an era when the Pentagon do...

A Continent Partying Like It's 1939 - Kurt Schlichter, The Federalist

Human nature hasn’t changed one iota. Thugs like Vladimir Putin and Islamofascists like ISIS understand the bloody mathematics of power in the way the espresso-sippers refuse to....

Rising Tensions in Eastern Europe - Japan Times

The United States' decision to store heavy weapons in the Baltic states and several Eastern European countries in an attempt to ease their fears stemming from Russia’s interventi...

How to Disappear a Country - Amie Ferris-rotman, The Atlantic

DONETSK, Ukraine—Deep in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Ukraine’s eastern fringe, crumbling statues of Lenin were guarding a century-old coal mine, test...

Kiev 2015, Madrid 1936 - Washington Times

there’s a temptation to see the growing crisis in Ukraine as analogous to what happened to the Spanish republic at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. T...

Ukraine: Seriously, We Are Not Greece - Hayes Brown, BuzzFeed

Ukrainian officials visiting Washington, DC don’t want anyone comparing the country’s financial troubles with Greece’s....

Ukraine Should Not Become the Next Greece - Philip Zelikow, RCPolitics

As the Greek economy teeters, there is still time and opportunity to make sure that Ukraine's economy is not next. The stakes in Greece's future are high. The stakes in Ukraine's f...

Curing Ukraine's Corruption from the Top - Kyiv Post

Inaction against corruption only breeds more of it. When it comes to keeping corrupt and ineffective prosecutors, Poroshenko gets the blame....

Working to Codify a New Status Quo for Ukraine - Sam Bendett, RCWorld

The struggle to define Ukraine amid war and separation goes on. The guidelines laid out by February's Minsk protocol, agreed to by the leaders of Russia, Germany, France, and Ukrai...

The New Siege of Crimea - Thomas de Waal, The National Interest

Crimea is renowned for a history of enduring two long and brutal sieges of its most famous city, Sevastopol—in the Crimean War (1854-55) and in World War II....

Will the West Let Ukraine Die? - Jackson Diehl, Washington Post

Ukrainian leaders, who see themselves fighting in defense of Western democracy against Putin’s imperialist autocracy, increasingly express bewilderment at their inability to ...

Deep Corruption in Ukraine - Kyiv Post

When political conflicts break out among the high and mighty, the public wants a simple explanation: Who is the good guy and who is the bad guy?...

Shared Sacrifice - Kyiv Post

The war is not going well and yet too many Ukrainians are part of the fiction that this is an anti-terrorist operation that someone else should fight and fund. Wishing won’t ...

Why the World Is Back in Love With the US - Spalding & Lowther, Diplomat

Allies and partners are looking to the United States in ways not seen since the Cold War....

Found: Russian Military Base Inside Ukraine - Pierre Voux, Dly Beast

Aerial footage finds smoking-gun evidence of Russian army involvement in the conflict. More war is inevitable....

NATO Boss: Putin's Not Done in Ukraine - Stewart & Croft, Reuters

BRUSSELS—The top military officer for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said he sees evidence that Russia is building an effective supply system to strengthen its ability to...

U.S., Ukraine Lack Partnership - Alexander Motyl, World Affairs Journal

Matthew Rojansky, director of Washington’s prestigious Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Thomas E. Graham, former senior director for ...

The IMF Bows to Putin on Ukraine - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

Russia appears to have found an unlikely ally in the International Monetary Fund....

Putin Creates a United Ukraine - Economist

The longer the war drags on, the more entrenched opinion becomes. Olexander Scherba, a Ukrainian diplomat, eschewed the Maidan protests, calling himself “a Eurosceptic and Russop...

Singing Soviet War Songs in Ukraine - Oliver Carroll, Daily Beast

What it’s like to spend a night in a Ukrainian rebel hospital, complete with Soviet anthems, nervous nurses, and maimed pro-Russian fighters....

Rebelling Against the Rebels: Eastern Ukraine Is Fed Up - Nemtsova, DB

Exhausted by war and rising poverty, demonstrators demand to know why it continues....

Is Ukraine European at Last? - Eugene Chausovsky, Stratfor

For the first two decades after its post-Soviet independence, Ukraine's government constantly swung back and forth between supporting Russia and supporting the West. These swings w...

Ukraine's Corruption Coddlers - Kyiv Post

The case of the mysteriously missing member of parliament Serhiy Klyuyev has exposed the hard truth that President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk either have...

A Poisoned Chalice for Kiev - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

A top International Monetary Fund official is offering Ukraine a generous gift: continued loans, even if it stops paying private creditors. It is, however, a trap of sorts. Accepti...

Putin's Warlords Slip Out of Control - Adrian Karatnycky, New York Times

In waging a clandestine war in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has made a bargain with the devil. He has farmed out much of the fighting to warlords, mercenaries and criminals, par...

How Many Neo-Nazis Fight for Ukraine? - Cathcart & Epstein, Daily Beast

Not all the members of the Ukrainian ultranationalist militias the U.S. is training have SS tattoos, and not all espouse fascism. But enough do to be worrisome....

Canada's Continuing Commitment to Ukraine - National Post

Few Canadian prime ministers have ever spoken of a fellow leader in the terms Stephen Harper reserves for Russian President Vladimir Putin. In referring to the Russian autocrat, Ha...

Ukraine Gambles on a Georgian Politician - Josh Cohen, Moscow Times

Saakashvili is a polarizing figure. He is under criminal indictment in Georgia, accused of abusing his power and using excessive force against demonstrators during his tenure as Ge...

Another Ukraine Cease-Fire Dissolves - Japan Times

One indication of the perilous state of the ceasefire that is supposed to prevent all-out war between the Ukraine government and separatist rebels was the announcement last weekend...

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