Russia's opposition got crushed in last weekend's local elections. But that didn't exactly come as a surprise.
He doesn’t work for the government. He doesn’t wear a uniform. Meet the mysterious deal broker who’s freeing Ukraine’s prisoners of war.
Russia and China are close to another mammoth natural gas deal that could reshape the world's energy map.
Vladimir Putin is still setting the terms in Ukraine. Why is Washington okay with that?
The Ukrainian leader addresses Congress and Obama, asking hat in hand for help for his beleaguered nation.
It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.
A Ukrainian leader on the run, his mansion, and a 15-year-old corruption case.
Why the memory of a mass hostage-taking -- and the botched rescue attempt that followed -- continues to haunt Russia.
Volunteers are risking life and limb to help evacuate those left behind in the wreckage of eastern Ukraine.
Europe and the United States are ratcheting up sanctions on Russia, but Putin is not standing still.
Ukraine's new rulers hope to clean up a country that is among the most corrupt in the world. But they don't have a chance if the Western banks keep accepting money stolen from Ukraine.
How do you make peace in Ukraine when none of the people with guns are listening?
Ukraine isn’t the only place where the White House is letting a belligerent Russia off the hook.
Ukraine's volunteer fighters who survived the massacre at Ilovaisk describe a harrowing escape -- with no help from the army that claimed to have their backs.
Yep, Putin just threatened to use his nukes. Now it’s time for Washington to decide on a time-out for the Russian president.
While the West stands ready to sanction Moscow, many are more worried about what Putin has up his sleeve.
Russia's aggression in Ukraine is making it easier for the bloated, aging alliance to pretend that it still matters.
What if Russians are feeling the squeeze of sanctions but Putin doesn't care?
As fighting rages in the east, one Slovyansk museum is already trying to tell the story of the war in Ukraine, one bullet-riddled helmet at a time.
Moldova could be the Kremlin's next target. But Europe isn't ready to come to the rescue.
Battered and besieged, Kiev's troops are just trying to survive to fight another day.
The appointment of Poland's prime minister, Donald Tusk, as EU chief is a strong indication of collective intent toward Russian aggression. But will the new Italian foreign policy boss undermine him?
On the frontlines of the new offensive in eastern Ukraine, the hardcore Azov Battalion is ready for battle with Russia. But they're not fighting for Europe, either.
Georgians from the would-be state of Abkhazia have spent decades trying to rebuild their lives after conflict forced them from their homes. But today, the wounds of war still feel fresh.
We know Vladimir Putin's playbook for destabilizing Ukraine. Which is why only a decisive military victory against Moscow's forces will work.