Stop Blaming NATO for Putin’s Provocations
April 17, 2014
With Vladimir Putin annexing Crimea, inciting violence in Eastern Ukraine, and threatening his neighbor with a massive military buildup, an oft-repeated refrain has reemerged in Western academia: It’s our fault for expanding NATO.
Everything you need to know about the Ukraine crisis today.
Crimean Tatar Leader: Ukraine Needs to Go Nuclear Again
April 02, 2014
“We in Ukraine feel cheated, we feel that we were betrayed,” he said.
Booting Russia from the G8 Ends 16 Years of Pretending Moscow Should Sit at the Big-Kids Table
March 24, 2014
Here's hoping this dampens a centuries'-long identity crisis.
A joke from Odessa: “I stopped speaking Russian,” says a Russian-speaker. “Why?," responds another. "Afraid that Ukrainians will beat you?” “No," the man explains. "I'm afraid Russians will come to protect me.”
To see Crimea's future, look at the last time Putin's Russia decided to unilaterally re-draw the map of Europe.
The Crisis in Ukraine Reached a Tenuous Resolution Today
March 21, 2014
Ukraine signed an Association Agreement with the E.U. on Friday, the same agreement that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign in November, triggering the mass protests that led to the current situation.
These Sanctions Against Russia Will Hurt, and It's the Russian Liberals Who Will Suffer
March 20, 2014
The Kremlin tends to take its anger with the U.S. out on its own.
Face It: The West is Already "Accepting" Putin's Actions
March 19, 2014
Recent events show that Putin might understand the world order and the nature of political systems better than most analysts and policymakers.
The decline of Soviet Union–era glory, of energy dominance, and of land itself—these are all losses that, according to prospect theory, could explain Putin's actions of late.