We made no offer to send monitors to help ensure a fair election. Instead, Western leaders challenged the idea of holding any referendum. Is this Russian aggression or support of self-determination?
While it's easy to get caught up in the famous names gracing the halls of the Women in the World Summit, the main attraction is how the event gives a voice to the voiceless.
Deputies leapt to their feet with each new exhortation. Finally, someone was telling it like it was. But Putin wasn't done.
As our elected officials discuss the Ex-Im Bank, it is essential that they not brush these critical humanitarian issues under the rug. The American public deserves to know where our taxpayer money is going.
If you can't formulate a geopolitical strategy without using God or history as a fail-safe, then you don't have a strategy. You have wishful thinking masquerading as one.
Were more decision-makers to see and listen to average Ukrainian women, they would hear a consistent complaint: After years of corruption, women want a fair system with economic opportunity.
In his speech in Brussels on March 26, President Barack Obama refuted Vladimir Putin's assertions regarding the wrongs of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. It is important to look at Obama's own moral arguments in justifying an invasion that a majority of U.S. citizens regard as a major U.S. foreign policy disaster.
You know the old saying. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
It is clear than that whatever is decided between the United States, Russia and the Ukraine, the most important ingredient is to put Ukraine on the road to stable economic development.
Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.
This week in her speech at the European Parliament, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (representing prisoners' rights group Zona Prava and formerly of Pussy Riot...
Missing from much of the discussion, though, is a frank assessment of what exactly the U.S. and its European allies seek to accomplish outside the more immediate aim of keeping the Russians out of Ukraine.
There are times these days when Secretary of State John Kerry seems like Don Quixote, tilting at windmills in trying to teach Russian President Vladimir Putin diplomatic manners and get right-wing Israeli leaders to accept a peace deal with the badly split Palestinians.
Putin and his team live by Hegel's maxim: "If facts contradict my theory, so much the worse for the facts."
These days, true journalism, the fourth estate of any functioning republic, consists primarily in breaking the codes of secrecy surrounding our governments' actions. And these sources of so-called "truth" cannot always be fully trusted either.
On both moral and strategic grounds we cannot and should not accept that Moscow and Washington can decide Ukraine's sovereignty, integrity, and fate over its head and without its participation.