Politics

Vladimir Putin Is Accidentally Bringing Eastern and Western Ukraine Together

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

BY Leonid Ragozin April 16, 2014 There are no tank battles or carpet bombings, but war is creeping into Ukraine. When Russia invaded Crimea last month, it was more of a parade—the Ukrainian army put up no real resistance, and the locals were either pleased with the turn of events or apathetic. This time, a…


The U.S. Is Being Routed by Russia in the Information War Over Ukraine

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

By Kevin Rothrock Russia’s isolation grows by the hour. Last month, 100 nations endorsed a U.N. resolution to condemn the annexation of Crimea. Earlier this month, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe deprived Russia of its voting rights in the body. One of the most reposted, regrettably racist, Russian-language tweets in April marvels…


Putin’s Project

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

Timothy Snyder 16.04.2014 Ukraine has no future without Europe, but Europe also has no future without Ukraine. Throughout the centuries, the history of Ukraine has revealed the turning points in the history of Europe. The history of statehood on the territory of Ukraine begins with two archetypically European encounters. Medieval statehood on the territory of…


General and Former Defense Official Urge Nonlethal Military Aid for Ukraine

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

MICHAEL R. GORDON APRIL 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Ukraine’s military has an urgent need for nonlethal military assistance like body armor, night-vision goggles, communications gear and aviation fuel to defend against a potential Russian attack, according to a new analysis by a former NATO commander and a former Pentagon official. But wary of provoking Russia,…


The cost of Putin’s adventurism in Ukraine

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

David Ignatius April 15, 2014 As President Obama looks at the Ukraine crisis, he sees an asymmetry of interests: Simply put, the future of Ukraine means more to Vladimir Putin’s Russia than it does to the United States or Europe. For Putin, this is an existential crisis; for the West, so far, it isn’t —…


DISPATCH: The Siege of Sloviansk

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

Inside a brewing insurgency as Ukraine sends in the tanks to quell unrest in its chaotic East. BY DAVID PATRIKARAKOS APRIL 15, 2014 Kiev, Ukraine — Large contingents of Ukrainian forces are now on the move near Sloviansk and the nearby town of Kramatorsk, where separatists have also seized a government building. But the mood…


EU-US axis under strain in Ukraine crisis

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

By Andrew Gardner April 16, 2014 US further advanced than divided EU on next stage of sanctions against Russia. The European Union is struggling to stay in step with the United States as together they attempt to face down Russia over its interference in eastern Ukraine. While the US is looking to ratchet up sanctions…


Russian Ruble In Trouble As Putin Says Ukraine Approaching ‘Civil War’

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

Kenneth Rapoza Russia might be its own worst enemy at this point. The government’s continued involvement in the ongoing Ukraine political crisis is hurting the economy, and pushing the currency back to its March 15 low of 36.58. On Tuesday, the currency settled at 36.20 to the dollar as violent protests continue in the city…


The Putin Doctrine: Myth, Provocation, Blackmail, or the Real Deal?

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

LILIA SHEVTSOVA When it comes to explaining Russia’s Ukrainian adventurism, the West has attempted to hide behind a wall of myths and hope its problems will just go away. Publishes on April 14, 2014 There are all sorts of reasons to be stunned and perplexed today. Stunned by the reintroduction of the fears and phobias…


You Tube Shatters Russian Lies About Troops In Ukraine: Putin Denies To Obama

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

Paul Roderick Gregory April 14, 2014 “The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, rejected in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama charges that his regime stands behind the separatist unrest in Ukraine. These are speculations that rest on imprecise information, according to President Putin.” Statement of the Putin Administration, April 14, 2014 The facts are…