Russia's Last Independent TV Channel Is Fighting For Its Life
And it's asking for your help.
March 31, 2014

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. 

Booting Russia from the G8 Ends 16 Years of Pretending Moscow Should Sit at the Big-Kids Table
What a relief
March 24, 2014

Here's hoping this dampens a centuries'-long identity crisis.

The Crisis in Ukraine Really Could Blow Up the Global Economy
March 24, 2014

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

On Being a Russian-Speaking Ukrainian and Being 'Protected' by Putin
March 23, 2014

A joke from Odessa: “I stopped speaking Russian,” says a Russian-speaker. “Why?," responds another. "Afraid that Ukrainians will beat you?” “No," the man explains. "I'm afraid Russians will come to protect me.”

The Party's Over for Crimea, but the Hangover Will Linger for a Long Time
March 23, 2014

To see Crimea's future, look at the last time Putin's Russia decided to unilaterally re-draw the map of Europe.

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.

These Sanctions Against Russia Will Hurt, and It's the Russian Liberals Who Will Suffer
March 20, 2014

The Kremlin tends to take its anger with the U.S. out on its own. 

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