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The Battle for Ukraine
The Battle for Ukraine
Score One for Putin in Ukraine

If some reports of Friday’s meeting are to be believed, Russia is getting what it wants in Ukraine, freeing Moscow to focus on Syria.

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Ukraine Rebels Talking About “End of War”

Putin and his allies hope that by dangling promises of stability in Ukraine, Europe and the U.S. will back off.

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Ukrainian Oligarch Says No to Secession

One of Ukraine’s richest men has mobilized 300,000 of his steelworkers to wrest power from the pro-Russian agitators. Have we just seen the limits of Ukrainian separatism?

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Crimea and the Lessons of Frozen Conflicts

Vladimir Putin’s manipulations in Ukraine show us that the West needs to pay more attention to frozen conflicts among Russia’s neighbors.

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Putin’s Real Target: Democracy in Russia and Beyond

Vladimir Putin considers stable, prosperous, rule-of-law democracies along Russia’s border as a threat because of what they represent: the possibility of an alternative to autocratic rule in Russia.

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Russia Blows Past Obama’s “Off Ramp”

Yet another western plan for Ukraine ended in failure today. Will this hurt Obama’s standing in the Middle East?

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Putin's Biggest Weapon Against Ukraine: Gas

Ukraine’s reliance on Russian gas gives Putin a powerful weapon against Kiev. Gazprom is already hinting that prices will rise next month. And if recent history is any guide, Putin could turn off the taps entirely.

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Red Lines In Crimea

President Putin is making his move in Ukraine’s Crimea, and once again the West is caught flat-footed.

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The Smell of Fear

Hear that sound? It’s the sound of European knees knocking together in response to Russia’s saber-rattling over Ukraine. Quelle surprise!

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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