The Russian president isn't checkmated quite yet. But the downing of MH17 has left him with few good options.
The world wants to hold someone accountable for the 298 people killed. But determining whom to go after -- and how to hold them responsible -- won’t be easy.
The aftermath of the MH17 shoot-down; violence in Gaza continues; and Hindus celebrate in India.
It's time to treat Vladimir Putin like the crime boss he is: Go after his money.
We're right to mourn the dead of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But that doesn't mean we should forget the others whose lives are being forever altered by the war.
A lengthy, thorough inquiry into the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down is an absolute necessity -- and could be exactly what Putin wants.
The White House's indictment for the MH17 shoot-down relies on secret satellite photos and intercepted phone calls -- but also on Twitter and YouTube.
Trying to cram a nuanced view on the tragedy in Ukraine into 140 characters was a mistake. Taking a closer look at the West's role is not.
A pro-Russian separatist's how-to guide for terrorizing eastern Ukraine includes advice on robbing banks, sabotage, and staging drive-by shootings.
There's little doubt that pro-Russian rebels, using Russian weapons, shot down MH17. Why won't the White House say so?
Why the downing of MH17 is the beginning of the end for Ukraine’s separatists and a nightmare for Vladimir Putin.
Why collateral damage undoes the best-laid plans of "limited" war makers.
As the U.S. slaps additional sanctions on Moscow and Donetsk separatists, new evidence emerges that short-range rockets are being launched from Russia into Ukraine.
Obama issues his strongest sanctions yet to pressure Moscow out of the Ukraine conflict.
The only way to contain Moscow is to understand that there’s still a Cold Warrior in the Kremlin.
From Moscow to Donetsk, Russia's resurgent revanchists are turning against each other. Are Ukraine's pro-Russian firebrands too hot for Russia?
Ukraine's military isn't up to the task of fighting off pro-Russian separatists itself. So ordinary citizens are picking up the slack.
As Ukrainian troops advance on Donetsk, a hardcore separatist army gears up for war.
Russia's swashbuckling military intelligence unit is full of assassins, arms dealers, and bandits. And what they pulled off in Ukraine was just the beginning.
In soccer, as in politics, plenty of Russians think the root of all evil lies in the West.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack Matlock on the flawed “reset” with Russia, Washington’s cliques, and how the Ukraine crisis is a product of NATO expansion.
Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.
Warsaw's elite thought they were off the record. What happened next threatens Poland's politics and international relations.
Why the problem of inequality isn’t just about differences in income.