Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
In 1994, Ukraine and Russia made a deal: Nukes for sovereignty. Moscow took Kiev’s 1,900 nuclear weapons. Now, 20 years later, it wants to take its sovereignty.
Nearly a thousand scholars weigh in on Ukraine vs. Russia, trusting Syria, and how the Pentagon manages its money.
How the American shale gas boom can weaken Russia's hand in Ukraine.
How two small, post-Soviet states could wind up the real winners in the Ukraine crisis.
Vladimir Putin didn't invade Ukraine because he could. He did it because he had to.
The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.
I invaded Ukraine, and it ended in stalemate. Maybe someone should tell Putin.
Russian threats of economic reprisals could hurt U.S. firms -- and Russia itself.
The Obama administration hoped global markets would punish Russia. It's not happening.
Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression.
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.
Obama gambled that U.S. power would trump Russia's interests in Ukraine. He was wrong.
Markets are spiking because of fears Putin will use energy as a weapon. Here's why he won't.
Why Putin, Assad, and their ilk are making chaos the new normal.
Mike Morell: Putin only understands 'tough'; Stavridis' 10 ideas on crisis; Karzai in the WaPo: angry; The LCS and the fog of (budget) war; and a bit more.
Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?
Russia's leader is acting impulsively -- and full-scale war may be next.
Georgian opposition leader: The new government in Tbilisi is following in Viktor Yanukovych's footsteps.
Why a Russian intervention in southern Ukraine could rebound against Moscow.
If attacks were unlikely at the Olympic Games, why was it spun as inevitable?