Ukraine faces a rising tide of violence in the restive east. Here's why nonviolent activism is the best strategy for fighting back.
Nearly a century after its spectacular demise, why Europe's most embarrassing anachronism is making a comeback.
Petro Poroshenko easily won Ukraine's elections. But from air strikes in the east to empty government coffers in Kiev, the country's new president will have no time to celebrate.
Kiev's iconic Maidan square is now full of Cossacks, tourists, and the homeless. What happened to the protesters who wanted to reshape Ukraine's future?
In Ukraine, women militants are taking up weapons on both sides of the barricades.
Ukrainians hope that Petro Poroshenko can lead them out of the current crisis. But can one man provide the solution to all the country's problems?
The waters drowning Bosnia have unearthed thousands of land mines.
The German chancellor is caught between her country’s Amerika-Freunde and Putin-Versteher.
Oligarchs, maybe. Average Russians, definitely. Putin himself, not at all.
The Obama administration was against Russia sanctions before it was for them.
Why the Russian president is turning to his fellow martial artists to staff an efficient and loyal security force.
The OSCE was designed to ensure peace in Europe. Now the conflict in Ukraine is confronting it with perhaps the greatest crisis in its history.
Russian civil society organizations are actually doing a remarkable job of fighting back against discriminatory legislation. But a new bill presented to parliament sends an ominous signal.
As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.
How a frigid no man's land became one of the most hotly contested territories on Earth.
The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin.
On the streets of Eastern Ukraine, the droogs are loose and chaos reigns.
Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.
Meet the young British lawyer who could unravel the West’s sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs.
The country's gangsters who are turning underworld might into upperworld power.
Meet the Oxford-educated Polish foreign minister fighting to get a wishy-washy continent to stand up to Russia.
A power struggle has broken out among pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine: They're fighting for control of a country that doesn't exist yet.
Happy talk isn't going to help Ukraine and Moldova deter Vladimir Putin.
Russia after Putin doesn't need to be Putinist, and driving a wedge between the craven president and his inner circle is the first step.
The Obama administration's incremental approach to sanctions designates key individuals, but leaves the commanding heights of the Russian economy untouched.