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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Hugging the News Cycle

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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