Russia

British Officials Oppose Sanctions Because Russia's Elite Are London's Cash Cows
March 04, 2014

Rich Russians live all over Europe, and they spend a lot of money. If it wants to punish Putin, Europe has to persuade its citizens to forgo that cash.

What the Crisis in Ukraine Means for Its 70,000 Jews
March 04, 2014

Do Ukrainian Jews have more to fear from pro-Western nationalist fascists or Russian sympathizers?

Ukraine Crisis News Roundup: March 4
March 04, 2014

Putin rants, panic calms, and rumors circulate that Yanukovich is dead.

Enough With the Cliches Already
The Obama administration's rhetoric on Russia is accomplishing nothing
March 03, 2014

The president should invoke democratic ideals, condemn the Crimea occupation, and shut up.

No One Has Done More for Ukrainian Nationalism than Vladimir Putin
March 03, 2014

Moscow's pressure has made nationalists in Ukraine, says a Russian dissident. But ham-fisted Ukrainian-language laws further drove Crimea's Russian-speakers toward Putin

"We Are Speaking Very Loudly. We Are Carrying a Small Stick."
Dmitri K. Simes on why Russia isn't taking the U.S. seriously
March 03, 2014

Dmitri K. Simes on why Russia isn't taking us seriously about Ukraine. 

The U.S. Debate Over Ukraine Has Everything to Do With Iran
March 03, 2014

A Russian takeover of the Crimea changes nothing about the geo-strategic calculus in the region.

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