Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Sanctioning Russia may actually reduce its incentive to change course in Crimea.
The deadlock in the UN Security Council combined with Russia’s disregard for Western approval have the U.S. and its allies stymied.
Far from simply removing tariffs, the proposed “free trade” agreement between the United States and the European Union undermines representative democracy.
The U.S. once stationed nuclear weapons in Europe to counter Russia’s massive army; now Russia brandishes them to keep our conventional capabilities at bay.
U.S. foreign policy is anything but demilitarized. But where the Bush team saw every problem as a nail, the Obama team wields more than just a hammer.
Because it had already been experimenting with a mixed economy, Hungary’s transition to capitalism was less painful than other East-Central Europe communist states.
An interview with Russ Bellant, author of “Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party.”
Political divisions in Ukraine are more accurately explained by historic preferences and influence of the local elites than by language.
Trade relations between India and Pakistan remain hostage to hostility between the two states.
Given the limits of its power and its own compromised relationship with international law, the U.S. isn't in a position to do much about Ukraine.