Russia

Argument

The Front Lines on Russia's Home Front

Vladimir Putin didn't invade Ukraine because he could. He did it because he had to.

Leon Aron |

Putinology

The Maidan's Fighters Stand Their Ground

The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.

Anna Nemtsova |

COLUMN

The Battle for Lviv

I invaded Ukraine, and it ended in stalemate. Maybe someone should tell Putin.

Michael Peck |

Argument

Angie the Good Cop

Why Germany can’t afford to get tough on Russia.

Paul Hockenos |

Report

Caught in the Crossfire

Russian threats of economic reprisals could hurt U.S. firms -- and Russia itself.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Market Correction

The Obama administration hoped global markets would punish Russia. It's not happening.

Elias Groll |

Argument

Welcome to Cold War II

This is what it will look like.

Dmitri Trenin |

Argument

The Language of Fools

Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression.

Ted Cruz |

Dispatch

Crimea's War of Nerves

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.

Askold Krushelnycky |

COLUMN

No Contest

Obama gambled that U.S. power would trump Russia's interests in Ukraine. He was wrong.

Stephen M. Walt |

Report

Gas Attack?

Markets are spiking because of fears Putin will use energy as a weapon. Here's why he won't.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Hack Attack

Russia's first targets in Ukraine: its cell phones and Internet lines. 

Shane Harris |

COLUMN

A World Without Consequences

Why Putin, Assad, and their ilk are making chaos the new normal.

David Rothkopf |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Obama's big test in Crimea

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.

Gordon Lubold |

Christian Caryl

Rescue Me!

Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

How Far Will Putin Go?

Russia's leader is acting impulsively -- and full-scale war may be next.

Alexander J. Motyl |

COLUMN

NATO Needs to Move Now on Crimea

Action may provoke -- but so does doing nothing.

James Stavridis |

Argument

Different Chapter, Same Book

What Crimea’s history can teach us about Crimea’s future.

Peter Eltsov |

Argument

First Ukraine, Now Georgia?

Georgian opposition leader: The new government in Tbilisi is following in Viktor Yanukovych's footsteps.

Giga Bokeria |

Argument

Dear Kremlin: Careful with Crimea

Why a Russian intervention in southern Ukraine could rebound against Moscow.

Timothy Snyder |

Argument

When Terrorism (That Never Happened) Made Headlines in Sochi

If attacks were unlikely at the Olympic Games, why was it spun as inevitable?

Micah Zenko |

Putinology

Kiev Envy

Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.

Anna Nemtsova |

Dispatch

Green Fades to Black

The Sochi Olympic Games spell the end of the rope for Russia's wilderness vigilantes.

Maria Antonova |

Christian Caryl

A House Still Divided

Ukraine's problems go deeper than President Yanukovych.

Christian Caryl |

Feature

Mayo-Drenched and Heroic

A tribute to the home cooks of the Red Empire, who turned mass production, propaganda, and want into a cuisine.

Anya von Bremzen |

Report

The Loan That Launched A Crisis

The Ukrainian conflict isn't just about politics.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Hey Ukraine, That Crackdown Is Gonna Cost You

With Kiev in flames, the West hopes sanctions will force the Ukrainian government to put down its guns.

Jamila Trindle |

Interview

The Russian Anti-Olympic Protest that Putin Doesn't Want You to Know About

An activist explains why the authorities cracked down on a peaceful protest to commemorate the victims of tsarist-era genocide.

Alexis Zimberg |

Argument

Thin Ice

A brief history of Russia's all-out siege on Sochi's critics.

Jane Buchanan |

Putinology

Patriotism and the Olympics

Why taking the wrong stand on the Olympics can get you accused of being a traitor to the nation.

Anna Nemtsova |