Regions / Ukraine
The last time the U.S. accused Russia of downing a civilian airliner, nuclear war nearly broke out.
After learning airline crisis management the hard way, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has quickly taken control of the investigation of MH17.
Between Ukraine airline officials keeping planes flying too low and the pilot diverting his plane into the vicinity of the military transport, MH17’s fate was sealed.
The Russian prime minister may still bear some of the blame, though.
How the Obama administration can make good on its stated preference for diplomacy over war.
On the outskirts of Europe people are literally dying to get in, while the core members of the EU are having second thoughts.
The U.S. government should be making it more difficult to sell weapons—at home as well as abroad.
Events appear to be moving toward a political solution to the East-West standoff over Ukraine. But as Clausewitz once noted: “Against stupidity, no amount of planning will prevail.”
Ukraine is in the throes of a human rights crisis, with serious violations on both sides.
Obama’s foreign policy legacy will not be secured unless he addresses head-on the belief that we have the power to achieve our objectives by threats, intimidation, and coercion.