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. 

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...

Kremlin Henchman: The Only Thing I Like About America is Tupac (And Sanctions Won't Keep Me From Listening)
March 17, 2014

The foreign media call him the gray cardinal of Putinism. But he's a much more colorful villain than that.

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