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.
The Battle for Ukraine 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?
The Battle for Ukraine 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.
The Battle for Ukraine 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.
The Battle for Ukraine Red Lines In Crimea
President Putin is making his move in Ukraine’s Crimea, and once again the West is caught flat-footed.
The Battle for Ukraine 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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