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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.
In a society in upheaval, just who are "the People"?
The more party members Stalin killed, the more he thought he had to kill.
Is Russia’s occupation of Crimea expansionism or a response to NATO squeezing its border?
The case of Sovietologists’ inability to foresee the end of the Soviet Union grows curiouser and curiouser.
Even as we condemn the introduction of Russian troops in Crimea, we have to remember that the Cold War is over—and both sides must act that way.
Russia’s response to the Ukrainian crisis and the Olympic Games in Sochi are essentially rooted in the same impetus: Putin’s geopolitical ambitions.
Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization.
The very fact that Ukrainian protesters can oust their leader and plunge their country into political uncertainty testifies to the diminished influence of the major international players trying to control outcomes in Kiev.
Russia’s Olympic success and growth are meaningless if xenophobia continues to dominate its society.