Regions / Russia
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"?
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.