Regions / Ukraine
If Ukraine wants to move closer to the West, it will probably have to submit to the knife.
According to Stephen Walt, insecurity, not the urge to expand, is behind Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
The Chief of Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, General Viktor Muzhenko stated that the only Russian citizens fighting in the contested region are residents of that region or Ukraine and some Russian citizens.
Congressional hawks are putting on a show in Washington, and they've invited the Israeli prime minister to guest star. Who else might fit the bill?
China paid Ukraine $3 billion two years ago for grain still not delivered and another $3.6 billion that’s owed to China will also probably default.
Ukraine faces an almost impossible task: carefully balancing its internal contradictions while initiating monumental reforms.
2015 could yet see some significant developments—at least on issues where the White House and GOP are aligned.
The U.S. cannot confront climate change, growing economic inequality, and the deterioration of our infrastructure and education system without reducing the $1 trillion it spends annually on defense.
Unthinkable? Perhaps, but it’s entirely plausible that Vladimir Putin could attack a NATO country with nuclear weapons and emerge victorious.
Vladimir Putin is not reviving the Cold War. Rather, the U.S. failed to end it when it had the chance.