Can Russia scuttle the Iran nuclear negotiations—and does it even want to?
This is the true end of history—the history of dreams about a world ruled by democratic values and the market economy.
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. The agreement establishes “an all-embracing framework to conduct bilateral relations” between Ukraine and E.U. member states. E.U.
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.
No one will be praying before an icon of Putin a thousand years from now.
It's not over yet.
What happens to people's money? Who's in control of that military base? So many unanswered questions...
They're all banned from entering the U.S.
The Russian attempt to control Ukraine is based upon Eurasian ideology, which explicitly rejects liberal democracy.