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Ukraine's Leader Urges Peacekeeping Mission For The East

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president signed a decree Monday opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed i...

Ukraine's President Says Russian Opposition Leader's Murder Linked To Separatist War

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2015 | World

KIEV, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered because h...

The Crisis In Ukraine That No One Is Talking About

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.10.2015 | World

As fighting between the army and pro-Russian separatist rebels in Ukraine continues unabated, Ukraine's government in Kiev is also facing a dire fin...

Why the West's Strategy of Containing an 'Aggressive' Putin Is Misplaced

Samuel Ramani | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Samuel Ramani

While the world's attention is preoccupied with entertaining the possibility of Putin's invasion rampage, this misplaced focus distracts greatly from the internal crisis brewing in Ukraine.

Ukraine's Vote, Russia's Fate

Carl Bildt | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Carl Bildt

When the Soviet Union collapsed more than two decades ago, and Ukraine opted for independence, many expected the country to do better than Russia in the years to come. But events turned out differently.

Ukraine Will Have to Live With Putin's Delusions

Alexander Motyl | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Alexander Motyl

There is no practical solution to the Russo-Ukrainian war. The most one can hope for is to "freeze" it and thereby transform hot war into cold war between Russia and Ukraine and between Russia and the West. Cold war may not be the West's optimal solution, but, while inconvenient for everyone, it will be infinitely preferable to a hot war.

Putin Isn't Chasing After Empire in Ukraine; He Fears a Color Revolution at Home

Dmitry Gorenburg | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Dmitry Gorenburg

Russian leaders see the protests in Ukraine as part of a Western plot. For them, color revolutions are not manifestations of popular will but a new form of warfare invented by Western governments seeking to remove independently minded national governments. They have argued that this is part of a global strategy to force foreign values on a range of nations around the world that refuse to accept U.S. hegemony, and that Russia was a particular target of this strategy.

Russian Forces Moving Out Of Eastern Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

KIEV, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday Russia had moved the bulk of its forces he said had been in eastern ...

NATO Chief: Russia Attacking Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

By Adrian Croft and Kylie MacLellan NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 4 (Reuters) - NATO's top official accused Moscow outright on Thursday of atta...

Russian Politician Beaten After Investigating If Soldiers Killed In Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A Russian politician said on Saturday he had been badly beaten after publicizing t...

Putin Compares Kiev To Nazis, Boasts Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

* Russia proposes "corridor" for encircled Kiev troops * "Best not to mess with us," says defiant Putin * EU ministers d...

Russo-Ukrainian War Now a Reality

Alexander Motyl | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Alexander Motyl

Now is the time for the West -- whether NATO, the United States, or individual European states --to provide or sell the high-tech weaponry Ukraine needs to defend itself effectively. The argument against such a move -- that it would provoke a Russian escalation--is no longer valid, now that Russia has escalated. A well-armed Ukraine could stop Putin from embarking on any of these more alarming scenarios.

Russia: Agreement Reached On Aid To Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

(Adds quotes context) BERLIN, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Russia on Monday said all objections to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine h...

Ukraine Says Forces Clashed With Russian Troops

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

By Natalia Zinets and Richard Balmforth KIEV, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Ukraine said its artillery destroyed part of a Russian armored colum...

Ukraine: Russian Humanitarian Convoy Will Not Be Allowed Across Border

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2014 | World

By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Pavel Polityuk MOSCOW/KIEV, Aug 12 (Reuters) - A Russian convoy carrying food, water and other aid set off on...

Kremlin Says Russia Is Sending Humanitarian Convoy Into Ukraine

AP | Posted 10.11.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian state media is reporting that about 280 trucks have left the Moscow region for war-torn eastern Ukraine, a day after the Kiev ...

Russia To World: Keep Your Damn Food

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Euro...

Russia Conducts Military Exercises Near Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2014 | World

MOSCOW, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Russia is conducting new military exercises with more than 100 aircraft in the country's central and western districts, an...

Emily Swanson

Americans Support Tougher Action Against Russia, But Not Sure It Will Make A Difference | Emily Swanson | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

Americans want the United States to be tougher on Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. But the survey also ...

Ukrainian Troops Suffer Heavy Loss In Ambush

AP | MSTYSLAV CHERNOV and PETER LEONARD | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and vict...

White House: Tougher Sanctions On Russia Could Come As Soon As Tuesday

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday. ...

Six Year Blues

Abby Huntsman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

Mr. President, for too long your approach to foreign policy has been reactive, not proactive. It feels like we're always playing catch-up. Now is the time to tell us what it is you want us to do. What are our goals? What is most important to us? And how are we going to get there?

Obama and the World's Ills

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

It's hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions. And for the Republicans, all of these woes have a common genesis: American weakness projected by Barack Obama. People in the Middle East, former Vice President Dick Cheney said recently, "are absolutely convinced that the American capacity to lead and influence in that part of the world has been dramatically reduced by this president." He added, "We've got a problem with weakness, and it's centered right in the White House." Really? It's instructive to ask: What exactly would a Republican president advised by Cheney do in each of these crises? Let's take them one at a time.

What Do Ukrainians Really Want From Russia?

Olga Bielkova | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
Olga Bielkova

What we want from Russia boils down to one word -- respect. And what we hope is that our friends and partners in the West become more cognizant of how easily one might fall into the trap of Kremlin's narrative -- a narrative that attempts to deny Ukraine's right for self-determination.

Peace or Righteousness in the Ukraine?

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
Scott Sigmund Gartner

President Theodore Roosevelt famously stated that, "If given the choice between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness." The United States faces this same choice now in the Ukraine.