The Crime of the Century
March 04, 2015

One year after Russia's smash-and-grab, the world has all but conceded Crimea to Vladimir Putin.

Their Fears Are Coming True: People Are Disappearing in Crimea Now That Russia's in Charge
October 16, 2014

"We survived the communist times, Stalin, Lenin. We will survive this Putin too."

Finally, a Russian Jewish Novel Breaks Out of the Autobiographical Rut
September 19, 2014

New novel asks how the heroism of Soviet-era Jewish dissidents becomes a blueprint for political action for a new generation.

Russia's Centuries-Long Modernization Project Has Come to an End
July 14, 2014

The Crimea campaign is an attempt by to find a new purpose for the state.

Kiev's Maidan Is Still Occupied, and It's Become a Darker, More Dangerous Place Lately
June 03, 2014

Life has also become more dangerous for the inhabitants of the square as pressure has mounted to clear the space.

Вызовы Петра Порошенко
June 02, 2014

Избавление от коррумпированного президента Януковича досталось Украине высокой ценой, а победа Порошенко выглядит невероятной с точки зрения исторической перспективы.

Ukraine's New President Needs to Get Fellow Oligarchs to Stop Being So Corrupt
June 02, 2014

Getting rid of the corrupt President Yanukovych has cost Ukraine dearly. And Poroshenko’s victory looks incredible from a historical perspective. Aside from political issues, challenges await Poroshenko in foreign policy and in defense, his direct responsibilities.

Putin Stirred Up Donetsk, Now He's Leaving Its People High and Dry
May 24, 2014

Putin and his propaganda machine have convinced the people of Donetsk that they're fighting for their lives, and suddenly he's lost interest in their fight.

Why is Ukraine's Army So Appallingly Bad?
May 09, 2014

An explainer about how what was once one of Europe's mightiest forces became so underfunded, poorly trained, and infiltrated by Russians.