Russia Threatened to Nix the Iran Talks. Does It Really Have That Power?
March 21, 2014

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
News roundup
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.

An Interesting Theory That Could Explain Vladimir Putin's Risky Behavior
March 19, 2014

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. 

Once There Was a Great Russian Strongman Named Vladimir...
March 18, 2014

No one will be praying before an icon of Putin a thousand years from now.

The Morning After: Crimea Awakens to Hangovers and Confusion
March 17, 2014

What happens to people's money? Who's in control of that military base? So many unanswered questions...

Meet the 11 Russians and Ukrainians That the U.S. Is Sanctioning
March 17, 2014

They're all banned from entering the U.S.

Far-Right Forces are Influencing Russia's Actions in Crimea
March 17, 2014

The Russian attempt to control Ukraine is based upon Eurasian ideology, which explicitly rejects liberal democracy.