Russia

Report

Cutting Off Your Nose

Making Russia an enemy in the fight against criminal finance could be costly.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Why Ukraine Should Risk It All

Forget Crimea. Kiev needs to hold a referendum on secession in all its southeastern provinces.

Alexander Motyl |

Argument

In the Battle for Crimea, China Wins

How Beijing stands to gain from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Geoff Dyer |

The Pulse

Let's Sit This One Out

Western publics have little appetite for getting tough on Putin for Moscow's Crimean invasion.

Bruce Stokes |

Putinology

A Russian Dissident Tries to Build Bridges to Ukraine

Ex-prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky visited Kiev this week. But are Ukrainians ready to trust a prominent Russian -- even if he is Putin's foe?

Anna Nemtsova |

Report

Emptying the Tank

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is accelerating Europe's search for alternatives to Moscow's energy.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

'I Have Decided to Stay Here and Protest Until I Die'

The last stand of Crimea’s pro-Ukraine movement.

Dimiter Kenarov |

Argument

The Georgian Defense

Putin's Ukrainian gambit has transformed the geopolitical chessboard in Eastern Europe. Here's how NATO should respond.

Michael Cecire |

Argument

Sorry, Putin Isn't Crazy

Why Russians have good reason to suspect the West's motives in Ukraine.

Jeffrey Tayler |

COLUMN

The White House Needs to Shut Up

Every time the administration opens its mouth, it's only making things worse in Ukraine.    

Kori Schake |

Christian Caryl

The Streets Ain't What They Used to Be

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.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Bringing the Pain

Can sanctions hurt Putin enough to make him give up Crimea?

Daniel W. Drezner |

Report

Honoring Neither the Letter nor the Law

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.

Steven Pifer |

COLUMN

Convenient Amnesia

John Kerry in the time machine.

Matt Bors |

Report

Snap Poll: The View from the Ivory Tower

Nearly a thousand scholars weigh in on Ukraine vs. Russia, trusting Syria, and how the Pentagon manages its money.

Daniel Maliniak |

Argument

Putin's Reich

The dark echoes of ethnic nationalism in Russia's lost empire.

Michael Moran |

Argument

Adding Fuel to the Fire

How the American shale gas boom can weaken Russia's hand in Ukraine.

Jason Bordoff |

Argument

Eastern Promises

How two small, post-Soviet states could wind up the real winners in the Ukraine crisis.

Katie Engelhart |

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 |