Why is Ukraine's Army So Appallingly Bad?
May 09, 2014

An explainer about how what was once one of Europe's mightiest forces became so underfunded, poorly trained, and infiltrated by Russians.

I'll Believe Putin is "De-Escalating" in Ukraine When I See It
And I doubt he even can
May 07, 2014

Putin seems to be walking it back. Here's what hasn't changed.

How Ukraine Will Get Crimea Back
May 07, 2014

Will Russian imperalist hawks will ever give Crimea back?

Trying to 'Win' Ukraine Could Lead to Its Collapse
May 05, 2014

If the West really wants to save Ukraine, it has to stop thinking in terms of "beating" Russia.

Ukraine's Election Is Irrelevant
The president will change, but the parliament won't—and that's the problem
May 03, 2014

Come May 26, Ukraine could be in an even worse position than it is now.

Putin’s American Toady at 'The Nation' Gets Even Toadier
May 01, 2014

Stephen Cohen addresses the conflict in Ukraine, completely forgetting about...Ukraine.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love What's Happening in Russia
April 29, 2014

Hope dies last, but pessimism is immortal.

Those Pro-Russian Militants in Ukraine Sure Like to Show Guns to Kids
April 29, 2014

What good is an armed intervention by unknown gunmen if the kids can't play with their weaponry?

Obama Is Right to Demagogue His Russia Critics. He Should Do It More Often.
April 29, 2014

His complaint about critics of his Russia-Ukraine policy was a welcome departure.

Who Is Getting Whacked by the Latest Sanctions on Russia—and Who Isn't
April 28, 2014

Just as important as who's on the list is who's not on the list. 

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