The Power Struggle Behind Ukraine's Bloody Turn
Don't blame Russia. It was a battle among ruling elites.
February 22, 2014

As the protests in Ukraine descended into violence earlier this week, a blame game began among foreign leaders.

What Ukraine’s Protesters Learned From Belarus
February 20, 2014

Belarus' unrest in 2010 provided a valuable lesson to today's protesters in Kiev.

The Kremlin, the Russian Liberals, and the West All See What They Want to See in Ukraine
February 20, 2014

The battle unfolding in the streets of Kiev today is proving to be yet another geopolitical blank slate.

What's Happening in Kiev Right Now Is Vladimir Putin's Worst Nightmare
February 18, 2014

If it can happen in Ukraine, it can happen in Russia. 

Oscar-Nominated 'The Square' Distorts the Sad Reality for Democratic Movements
February 07, 2014

The outcome in Egypt has also darkened Western perceptions of the possibility for political evolution in authoritarian states everywhere.

Think the E.U. Is Great for Eastern Europe? This Country Could Change Your Mind
December 25, 2013

Protestors in Ukraine should take a close look at what has happened in Bulgaria.

Russia's Liberals Are Watching Ukraine's Revolution Very Closely—And So Is Putin
December 02, 2013

In case you missed it, Kiev has been exploding over the last few days.

What the Supermarket Collapse in Latvia Tells Us About a Country at a Crossroads
November 25, 2013

The Baltic nation must grapple with a national tragedy in addition to the economic and political complications of its entry into the Euro zone in January.

Pussy Riot? More Like Pussy War
August 30, 2012

MOSCOW—Yesterday afternoon, two women—a mother and her 38-year-old daughter—were found stabbed to death in the southeastern city of Kazan. By the time the news reached Moscow this morning, it arrived with a new bit of information: someone had scrawled “Free Pussy Riot” on the hallway wall. In blood. It’s not clear who did this—or, more significantly, why—but two weeks after the three young women of Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail for singing a “punk prayer” in the main church of the capital, the story continues to roil Russian society.

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