Protesters in Eastern Ukraine Are Chanting "New Russia," an Old Term That's Back in Vogue
April 07, 2014
Over the weekend, pro-Russian protesters rioted in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kharkov. They took over government buildings and arms caches, waving Russian flags and chanting things like "Novorossiya" ("New Russia").
The Mood in Moscow Has Gone From Nationalist to Chauvinist
April 04, 2014
In the wake of the Ukraine crisis a rampant chauvinism has been unleashed, while sanctions on Russia have created the kind of atmosphere dictators love.
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.
Tuvalu (pop. 10,782) has turned its back on big bad Vladimir Putin.
Russian Television Is Telling a False Story About Ukraine
April 01, 2014
Getting to the truth about Ukraine is not easy, but one thing is clear: Do not watch Russian television if you want some semblance of it.
A week before the Olympic Games opened in Sochi, the Kremlin sicced its hounds on Dozhd TV, the last independent news channel in Russia.
The New Ukrainian Government Is Poised to Abandon the LGBT Activists Who Were on the Front Lines
March 31, 2014
The consensus in Ukraine is that LGBT groups should wait 30 years for their civil rights.
The ways the U.S. and E.U. sanctions against Russia could cause an economic crisis.
This Isn't the Return of the Cold War. It's Worse.
March 24, 2014
Looking at the crisis in Crimea as a return to Soviet obscures more than it clarifies
To see Crimea's future, look at the last time Putin's Russia decided to unilaterally re-draw the map of Europe.