Eastern Europe

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 |

Argument

First Ukraine, Now Georgia?

Georgian opposition leader: The new government in Tbilisi is following in Viktor Yanukovych's footsteps.

Giga Bokeria |

Argument

Dear Kremlin: Careful with Crimea

Why a Russian intervention in southern Ukraine could rebound against Moscow.

Timothy Snyder |

Argument

When Terrorism (That Never Happened) Made Headlines in Sochi

If attacks were unlikely at the Olympic Games, why was it spun as inevitable?

Micah Zenko |

Report

After the Revolution

Ukraine's new leaders took down a president. Can they rebuild their country?

Jamila Trindle |

Putinology

Kiev Envy

Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

A House United

Why analysts touting Ukraine's East-West division are just plain wrong.

Alexander J. Motyl |

Christian Caryl

A House Still Divided

Ukraine's problems go deeper than President Yanukovych.

Christian Caryl |

COLUMN

It's Not Just Kiev

Using Big Data to map Ukraine's protest violence.

Kalev Leetaru |

Feature

Mayo-Drenched and Heroic

A tribute to the home cooks of the Red Empire, who turned mass production, propaganda, and want into a cuisine.

Anya von Bremzen |

Report

The Loan That Launched A Crisis

The Ukrainian conflict isn't just about politics.

Jamila Trindle |

Slide Show

Kiev in Flames

Ukraine's deadly protests have turned the capital into a warzone, and there's no end in sight.

Slide Show |

Report

Hey Ukraine, That Crackdown Is Gonna Cost You

With Kiev in flames, the West hopes sanctions will force the Ukrainian government to put down its guns.

Jamila Trindle |

Interview

The Russian Anti-Olympic Protest that Putin Doesn't Want You to Know About

An activist explains why the authorities cracked down on a peaceful protest to commemorate the victims of tsarist-era genocide.

Alexis Zimberg |

Putinology

Patriotism and the Olympics

Why taking the wrong stand on the Olympics can get you accused of being a traitor to the nation.

Anna Nemtsova |

Christian Caryl

The Young and the Restless

Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Letting Syria Starve While Sochi Shines

While Putin basks in the Olympic glow, Russia obstinately blocks aid to Syrian civilians in desperate need.

Mark Malloch-Brown |

Report

The Geopolitics of Gas Exports

Why lawmakers from both parties, and plenty of countries overseas, are desperate to speed up U.S. energy exports

Keith Johnson |