Eastern Europe

Argument

War Is Coming

Why there is no appeasing Russia's mad king.

Mikheil Saakashvili |

Report

Culture of Corruption

How an American agribusiness giant's alleged bribes illustrate Ukraine's endemic graft problem.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

America the Gentle Giant

How the United States can shape the world without boots on the ground and bombs in the air.  

Kristin Lord |

Report

Energizing Europe

Secretary of State Kerry pledges U.S. help in weaning Ukraine, and Europe, off Russian energy.

Keith Johnson |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Breedlove to FP: a need to rethink U.S. posture in Europe

Kerry was against Pollard's release before he was for it; Hagel to meet with Malaysian counterpart; Is a U.S. sub already on the hunt for 370?; CMC takes notice of an op-Ed; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Putinology

Ukraine's Unfinished Revolution

Radical nationalists want to continue the revolution that toppled Yanukovych. But they're probably just making matters worse.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Shoring Up the Fragile State

Societies attempting to make the transition to democracy should start by establishing a consensus on basic values.

Seth Kaplan |

Argument

Worry, but Wait

American fears of Russian and Chinese aggression are growing, but they'd still rather Washington not get too involved.

Bruce Stokes |

COLUMN

Who Speaks for Crimea's Tatars?

FP talks to Mustapha Dzhemilev about his besieged people and bizarre conversation with Vladimir Putin.

Michael Weiss |

Argument

When Sanctions Aren't Enough

If NATO wants to stanch Russian adventurism in Eastern Europe, it needs a comprehensive security plan (and fast).

William B. Taylor |

Christian Caryl

War of Words

The European Union has leveled sanctions against Russia's chief propagandist. Is this the right way to fight back against Putin's information monopoly?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Russians Are Coming

10 very good reasons not to believe Vladimir Putin when he says he's totally not going to invade eastern Ukraine.

Michael Weiss |

Argument

The Triumph of Putin Is When Good Countries Do Nothing

While Obama focuses on shoring up European support to fend off Russian aggression, it's actually powerful emerging nations that hold the key.

Suzanne Nossel |

Dept Of Secrets

Vladimir Channels the Gipper

Putin's rationale for invading Crimea sounds a lot like Reagan's for invading Grenada.

Nate Jones |

Report

Too Much, Too Soon

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?

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

The Big Chill

The United States and its allies have imposed stinging sanctions on Russia. To make them work, they need to hold fast.

William B. Taylor |

Argument

Russia's Window of Opportunity in Ukraine

If Putin wants to make a grab for Ukraine's east and south, he'll need to move soon.

Pavel Felgenhauer |

Putinology

Worlds Apart

Russians are celebrating Crimea's return. The West is bent on punishing Moscow. And Ukrainians are feeling more besieged than ever.

Anna Nemtsova |

Report

Slow Burn

Western sanctions aren't having an immediate impact on Russia, but they could gradually make Moscow's economic woes much worse.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

A Culture of Fear, Made in Russia

Ukraine has a lingering human rights predicament -- but an even grimmer one awaits Crimea.

Salil Shetty |

Argument

Self-Determination in the Age of Putin

Does Crimea have the right to join Russia? The answer isn't as clear as Moscow’s critics or its defenders think.

Brad Simpson |

Feature

Take Me Home, Mother Russia

10 places that would welcome a Putin landgrab, and 10 parts of Russia that want the hell out.

Frank Jacobs |

Argument

Putin's Ghost Under the Bed

Meet Moscow's favorite bogeyman -- the accused Nazi collaborator who led the fight for Ukrainian independence.

Alexander J. Motyl |

Report

Clean Slate?

Russia's annexation of Crimea could wipe away billions of dollars of Ukrainian debt.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Yes, There Are Bad Guys in the Ukrainian Government

It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.

Andrew Foxall |

Argument

Where's NATO's Strong Response to Russia's Invasion of Crimea?

Why action -- not activity -- is the only way to put the brakes on Moscow.

Kurt Volker |

Argument

What Would Ike Do?

Why President Obama doesn't understand Eisenhower's lessons of war, pushback, and how to deal with thuggish regimes.

James F. Jeffrey |

Slide Show

Even 'Sham' Secessions Have Real Voters

Intimate images from Crimea of a referendum deemed illegitimate.

Boryana Katsarova |

Argument

Don't Poke the Russian Bear

Putin is a bully but he’s not insane, and escalating a conflict with Moscow can only make things worse.

Gordon Adams |