How Russia's president morphed from realist to ideologue -- and what he'll do next.
Unkempt? New Army reg on hairstyles raise ire; Did Snowden mess up?; Abdullah Abdullah's lead widens; Donilon on the Asia Pivot: all good; and a bit more.
Inside the occupied government building in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian protesters are trying to create a new country.
While facing off with Russia, Ukraine’s new government is also struggling to disarm militias in Kiev. If it can’t, will new violence erupt?
Why Vladimir Putin's casual use of a forgotten geographical term has ominous implications.
Try and tell me the Russian president isn't winning … for now.
For all the worries about Russia's energy stranglehold over Europe, the continent is still looking to Moscow for nuclear reactors.
The United States needs to re-up its Cold War strategy if it wants to deter Russia in Ukraine.
Inside a brewing insurgency as Ukraine sends in the tanks to quell unrest in its chaotic East.
CIA Director John Brennan made a surprise visit to Kiev amid threats of further sanctions against Russia.
From Napoleon to Bush, there's good precedent on why it's a bad idea for Russia to invade eastern Ukraine.
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
The armed Russian protesters in Eastern Ukraine aren’t leaving any time soon -- and that could lead to war.
A former spook tells us why "The Americans" is filled with more intrigue than real espionage.
Amid political uncertainty in Russia, insurance companies are finding a niche.
How to fend off the Russians, in seven simple steps.
Why nonviolent resistance might be the best hope for thwarting Putin's adventurism in eastern Ukraine.
The Moscow playbook: predict chaos in Ukraine, then unleash it.
Moscow is jacking up gas prices to cow Kiev and scare Europe. It may not work this time.
Moscow's annexation of Crimea is fueling a surge of "patriotism" -- and a new sense of claustrophobia.
The war of words between Moscow and Washington over who's running covert ops on the ground.
Russia hasn't been "encircled" by the West -- Vladimir Putin simply wants to be able to invade his neighbors at will.
A game theory guide to understanding the cynical genius of Russia’s president.
The view from Moscow and why the United States needs to reset its relations with the Kremlin, immediately.
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.