While Obama focuses on shoring up European support to fend off Russian aggression, it's actually powerful emerging nations that hold the key.
Putin's rationale for invading Crimea sounds a lot like Reagan's for invading Grenada.
The International Monetary Fund is giving billions of dollars to Ukraine's cash-strapped government. Will that make the country's new rulers even weaker?
The United States and its allies have imposed stinging sanctions on Russia. To make them work, they need to hold fast.
If Putin wants to make a grab for Ukraine's east and south, he'll need to move soon.
Russians are celebrating Crimea's return. The West is bent on punishing Moscow. And Ukrainians are feeling more besieged than ever.
Western sanctions aren't having an immediate impact on Russia, but they could gradually make Moscow's economic woes much worse.
Ukraine has a lingering human rights predicament -- but an even grimmer one awaits Crimea.
Does Crimea have the right to join Russia? The answer isn't as clear as Moscow’s critics or its defenders think.
10 places that would welcome a Putin landgrab, and 10 parts of Russia that want the hell out.
Meet Moscow's favorite bogeyman -- the accused Nazi collaborator who led the fight for Ukrainian independence.
Russia's annexation of Crimea could wipe away billions of dollars of Ukrainian debt.
It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.
Why action -- not activity -- is the only way to put the brakes on Moscow.
Why President Obama doesn't understand Eisenhower's lessons of war, pushback, and how to deal with thuggish regimes.
Intimate images from Crimea of a referendum deemed illegitimate.
Putin is a bully but he’s not insane, and escalating a conflict with Moscow can only make things worse.
Life imitates art in Crimea, where nothing seems real anymore except the tears and the vodka.
Behind enemy lines, the motley Tatar self-defense units of Crimea anxiously patrol a homeland they fear will be ripped from them once again.
While Washington was bashing Russia at the U.N. for violating international law, it was facing similar criticisms of its own legal record.
Twenty years ago, the United States and Europe failed the people of Bosnia. Here's how they can do better this time in Ukraine.
There's increasing evidence that Vladimir Putin is dangerously drunk on power -- and reckless.
Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.
Making Russia an enemy in the fight against criminal finance could be costly.