By pledging not to use force outside NATO territory, Obama might as well have given Putin a free pass to annex more territory.
Hagel to send destroyers to Asia; Today he's in Beijing; Reciprocation problems with China; LT says: "your soldiers will amaze you;" and a bit more.
Radical nationalists want to continue the revolution that toppled Yanukovych. But they're probably just making matters worse.
American fears of Russian and Chinese aggression are growing, but they'd still rather Washington not get too involved.
Hagel is wheels up for Hawaii, Asia; Hagel: who thinks tobacco is still healthy?; SitRep reaches 100,000 readers; George Little gets a promotion; and a bit more.
FP talks to Mustapha Dzhemilev about his besieged people and bizarre conversation with Vladimir Putin.
If NATO wants to stanch Russian adventurism in Eastern Europe, it needs a comprehensive security plan (and fast).
If the United States is going to help Western allies neutralize Russia's energy stranglehold, it needs to get to the root of why so many people fear fracking.
10 very good reasons not to believe Vladimir Putin when he says he's totally not going to invade eastern Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin could be the perfect gift to an American president desperately in need of a foe.
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.
Hagel hires an ethics officer; Sub exercises in the Arctic; The North goes ballistic; Snowden scores; Taliban victories overrated; and a bit more.
Why looking crazy can be an asset when you’re staring down the Russians.
If Putin wants to make a grab for Ukraine's east and south, he'll need to move soon.
A shooting in Norfolk; Why the malware market is thriving; The challenge of finding the black box; Will Sinclair retire as a one-star?; and a bit more.
Why did Moscow take such careful steps to ensure its annexation of Crimea didn’t break Russian law?
Chances of war in Ukraine grow; A scramble for intel; Vets storm the Hill today; More troops to get Kony; Sardar Ahmad's final story: about a lion on a roof; and a bit more.
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.
Vladimir Putin says he doesn’t "need" eastern Ukraine, but it just might make sense for him to take it anyway.
Does Crimea have the right to join Russia? The answer isn't as clear as Moscow’s critics or its defenders think.
How the martyred king of gangsta rap, a bisexual LSD-touting beat poet, and a reclusive alcoholic painter inspire a Moscow apparatchik.
10 places that would welcome a Putin landgrab, and 10 parts of Russia that want the hell out.