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.
Can Russia scuttle the Iran nuclear negotiations—and does it even want to?
Putin Channels 'The Godfather'
March 21, 2014
This is the true end of history—the history of dreams about a world ruled by democratic values and the market economy.
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.
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.