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Crimea Declares a State of Emergency

Ukrainian President Poroshenko is provoking Putin in the hopes of drawing Western attention. It’s a risky move.

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German Cabinet Minister: Putin Using Hitler's Tactics

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble accused Putin of emulating Hitler’s tactics in the Crimea. He has a point. Putin is no Hitler, but he’s using the same playbook.

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Putin Puts Obama in No-Win Situation in Iran

Putin has made it increasingly clear that he intends to respond to Western sanctions by frustrating nuclear talks with Iran. Obama may face the choice he’s worked hardest to avoid: attack Iran, or allow it to go nuclear.

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Russia Warns: We'll Play the Iran Card Against U.S., EU

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister is threatening to alter Russia’s stance on Iran if the West doesn’t come around on Crimea. This is Obama’s nightmare scenario.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

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