On Russia, Donald Trump’s Bluster Is No Match for Putin
September 16, 2015

President Obama's Russian sanctions have cost Putin dearly. Trump's opposition is unfounded, idiotic, and wrong. 

I Brought My Daughter From War-Torn Ukraine to America. That’s When Things Got Complicated.
July 23, 2015

After moving from Ukraine to New York, the author learns how quickly children adapt. 

Is the Islamic State Actually a State? No, But Letting It Say So Is Dangerous.
June 08, 2015

Most of the focus has been on whether the Islamic State lives up to the first half of its name.

Ukraine Makes Amnesia the Law of the Land
May 21, 2015

New laws in Ukraine make it illegal to bring up its ugly past.

The Crime of the Century
March 04, 2015

One year after Russia's smash-and-grab, the world has all but conceded Crimea to Vladimir Putin.

The U.S. Should Arm Ukraine—But Not Because This War Is Winnable
February 06, 2015

If enough Russians die in battle, the tide of public opinion will turn.

The War in Ukraine Has Somehow Gotten Even Worse
January 23, 2015

The government has lost the Donetsk airport. Again.

Russian Jets Are Flying Under the Radar and Endangering Civilian Airplanes
January 11, 2015

An alarming number of Russian military planes are flying through international airspace with their transponders turned off.

Ordinary Ukrainians Are Using Facebook to Arm Their Soldiers
January 09, 2015

In Ukraine’s battle against Russian-backed separatists, civilians keep the army equipped.

The Three Worst Foreign Policy Predictions of 2014
December 31, 2014

Russia would never invade Ukraine, right?