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Battle for Ukraine
Battle for Ukraine
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The Best Ways to Help Ukraine

Scrap the Minsk agreement, hold the line on sanctions on Russia, and keep pressuring Ukraine’s leaders to clean up corruption.

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A Fresh Blow to Ukraine’s Government

Poroshenko’s government doesn’t look like it’s holding together very well at the moment.

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Ukraine in Dispute with the IMF

Pitting Ukraine and the IMF against each other represents a big success for Vladimir Putin.

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DC Exports Corruption

Our nation’s capital is full of lobbyists, influence peddlers, and kids trying to glom onto their more talented parents’ success.

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US Policy to Ukraine in Need of Urgent Fix

America’s paltry military aid to Kyiv is sending the wrong message to Ukraine—and to Putin.

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Putin Woos the Euros

European leaders appear satisfied with Russia’s willingness to conclude some kind of peace in Ukraine.

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Russia Building Another Base Near Ukrainian Border

The Kremlin continues to fortify its position, seemingly undeterred by NATO posturing.

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War and Impending Financial Disaster for Ukraine?

Ukraine’s war against the separatist fighters in the east isn’t going well, and recent flareups of violence dim the prospects of the Minsk 2 ceasefire taking hold.

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Kiev Pushing for US Training for Soldiers

U.S. troops are already training Ukraine’s national guard, and now Kiev wants the same treatment for its conventional soldiers and special forces. If Washington accedes, it will be the biggest and most concrete act of support yet.

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The Cease-Fire That Wasn't?

The cease-fire is officially holding, though there have been bursts of fighting all weekend. Meanwhile, Russia still appears to be funneling arms to the rebels.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

Crude Economics

OPEC and co. hardly have a choice in the matter.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China is moving closer to replacing the United States as a key Pakistani ally.

The Future

Here’s some fodder for your next dinner party.


Hint: It involves leaflets, psy-ops, and calls from Mom.

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