Vladimir Putin should be given credit for strengthening Ukraine’s national identity—the very existence of which he has so persistently denied.
Everything you need to know about the Ukraine crisis today.
Getting to the truth about Ukraine is not easy, but one thing is clear: Do not watch Russian television if you want some semblance of it.
Looking at the crisis in Crimea as a return to Soviet obscures more than it clarifies
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.”
To see Crimea's future, look at the last time Putin's Russia decided to unilaterally re-draw the map of Europe.
Can Russia scuttle the Iran nuclear negotiations—and does it even want to?
This is the true end of history—the history of dreams about a world ruled by democratic values and the market economy.
The Kremlin tends to take its anger with the U.S. out on its own.
Recent events show that Putin might understand the world order and the nature of political systems better than most analysts and policymakers.