Eastern Europe

Argument

Why Ukraine Should Risk It All

Forget Crimea. Kiev needs to hold a referendum on secession in all its southeastern provinces.

Alexander Motyl |

Argument

In the Battle for Crimea, China Wins

How Beijing stands to gain from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Geoff Dyer |

Putinology

A Russian Dissident Tries to Build Bridges to Ukraine

Ex-prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky visited Kiev this week. But are Ukrainians ready to trust a prominent Russian -- even if he is Putin's foe?

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

What Doesn't Kill Ukraine

If it survives the current crisis in one piece, Kiev will have a new lease on its democratic future.

Maria Popova |

Dispatch

'I Have Decided to Stay Here and Protest Until I Die'

The last stand of Crimea’s pro-Ukraine movement.

Dimiter Kenarov |

Argument

The Georgian Defense

Putin's Ukrainian gambit has transformed the geopolitical chessboard in Eastern Europe. Here's how NATO should respond.

Michael Cecire |

Argument

Sorry, Putin Isn't Crazy

Why Russians have good reason to suspect the West's motives in Ukraine.

Jeffrey Tayler |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Chaos in Ukraine

Terrorism theory in Malaysia Airlines crash disintegrates; Rock bottom: the relationship between the CIA and the Senate; Sinclair may now get a plea deal; and a bit more.  

Gordon Lubold |

COLUMN

The White House Needs to Shut Up

Every time the administration opens its mouth, it's only making things worse in Ukraine.    

Kori Schake |

Christian Caryl

The Streets Ain't What They Used to Be

Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.

Christian Caryl |

Report

Help Is Not on the Way

Sorry, Congress, America can't save Ukraine by selling it natural gas.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Bringing the Pain

Can sanctions hurt Putin enough to make him give up Crimea?

Daniel W. Drezner |

COLUMN

Convenient Amnesia

John Kerry in the time machine.

Matt Bors |

Argument

Putin's Reich

The dark echoes of ethnic nationalism in Russia's lost empire.

Michael Moran |

Argument

Adding Fuel to the Fire

How the American shale gas boom can weaken Russia's hand in Ukraine.

Jason Bordoff |

Argument

The Front Lines on Russia's Home Front

Vladimir Putin didn't invade Ukraine because he could. He did it because he had to.

Leon Aron |

Putinology

The Maidan's Fighters Stand Their Ground

The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.

Anna Nemtsova |

Dispatch

Putin Is My Sugar Daddy

The angry pensioners of Simferopol would rather have Russian dictatorship than European democracy.

Dimiter Kenarov |

Report

Caught in the Crossfire

Russian threats of economic reprisals could hurt U.S. firms -- and Russia itself.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

The Language of Fools

Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression.

Ted Cruz |

COLUMN

Live, from the Anchor Desk

What's a Crimea again?

Matt Bors |

Dispatch

Crimea's War of Nerves

Vladimir Putin's forces in Crimea are trying to pick a fight. But the Ukrainians hunkered down in their bases have every interest in abstaining.

Askold Krushelnycky |

Report

Gas Attack?

Markets are spiking because of fears Putin will use energy as a weapon. Here's why he won't.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Hack Attack

Russia's first targets in Ukraine: its cell phones and Internet lines. 

Shane Harris |

Argument

The Secret of Political Jiu-Jitsu

How to "make oppression backfire" by peacefully leveraging the brutality of the oppressors.

Srdja Popovic |

Christian Caryl

Rescue Me!

Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

How Far Will Putin Go?

Russia's leader is acting impulsively -- and full-scale war may be next.

Alexander J. Motyl |

COLUMN

NATO Needs to Move Now on Crimea

Action may provoke -- but so does doing nothing.

James Stavridis |

Argument

Different Chapter, Same Book

What Crimea’s history can teach us about Crimea’s future.

Peter Eltsov |

Argument

Her Own Worst Enemy

Yulia Tymoshenko is out of prison, but the heroine of the Orange Revolution may not be the leader Ukraine wants.

Andrew Wilson |