Regions / Russia
Will Russia retaliate for sanctions over Crimea by cutting off the sale of enriched uranium to the U.S.?
Fashions come and go. And this year, across the broad swath of Eurasia, fascism is in.
The U.S., hooked on Russian enriched uranium, is in no position to impose long-term sanctions on Russia.
Washington's past and present foreign policies are sustaining the fraught security environment in East 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.
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.
Political divisions in Ukraine are more accurately explained by historic preferences and influence of the local elites than by language.
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"?