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.
Will Russian adventurism in Crimea blow up the P5+1 nuclear talks? Iran's hard-liners sure hope so.
Meet Moscow's favorite bogeyman -- the accused Nazi collaborator who led the fight for Ukrainian independence.
More sanctions are coming, and more pain will be imposed on Moscow. But does the West have the stomach for the battle?
Senior U.S. officials are deeply troubled by Russia's annexation of Crimea, but self-interest may drive both sides to freeze this crisis before it gets too hot.
Meet Dmytro Firtash, the shady billionaire at the heart of Russia’s energy stranglehold over Kiev.
Russia's annexation of Crimea could wipe away billions of dollars of Ukrainian debt.
It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.
Why action -- not activity -- is the only way to put the brakes on Moscow.
Why President Obama doesn't understand Eisenhower's lessons of war, pushback, and how to deal with thuggish regimes.
Putin is a bully but he’s not insane, and escalating a conflict with Moscow can only make things worse.