Putin’s Unchecked Aggression


How to avoid Russia’s checkmate.

The Perils of International Idealism


American foreign policy could use a dose of hard-nosed realism.

Former President of Ukraine Belatedly Realizing Inviting in Russia was a Bad Idea


Yanukovych said he hoped to persuade Putin to return Crimea.

The False Iraq-Crimea Analogy

on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine.

Who’s playbook is Putin really following?

Condoleezza Rice Takes on Obama


Is the GOP finally ready to take the gloves off on foreign policy?

Obama and Putin: Two Totalitarians, One Game


Obama is a national community organizer, but Putin is a global community organizer.

Harry Reid: Republicans Helped Russia Annex Crimea


The Senate leader “sounds completely unhinged.”

China and Iran Draw Conclusions on Crimea


Aggressive powers see an opportunity.

Obama’s Facebook Strategy for Ukraine


The Twitterer-in-Chief vs. the KGB.

Why Obama Will Not Change Gears

US President Barack Obama and Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

Putin and Obama’s shared objective of American decline.