Tag Archives: Crimea

Quo Vadis, Putin? An Answer in Five Points

Reflections on Putin and Russian domestic politics.

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Vladimir Putin: The Antithesis of a Success Story

The annexation of Crimea may remain Putin’s only success in his Cold War against the United States.

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Hannah Arendt, Putin and Today’s Russia

Hannah Arendt would have found a lot to dislike about today’s Russia. But she would have loved Pussy Riot.

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Kaliningrad: Achilles’ Heel for the West

Kaliningrad could be Putin’s and Russia’s best diplomatic card in 2015.

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8 Facts: Assessing Ukraine’s Options

Realism needs to prevail in Kiev, but the prospects aren’t that dim.

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Ukraine: A Permanent Ceasefire?

Could the worst of the fighting be over?

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Donetsk: Better to Join the UK than Russia

People in Eastern Ukraine have figured out how to use their heritage for advantage against Putin and Russia.

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Yanukovich’s Amazing Chutzpah

Why on earth did Ukraine’s deposed President Viktor Yanukovich now apologize for calling in the Russians?

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After Crimea: What Next, in Five Steps

Europe and the United States must look at the real challenges they face.

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Obama’s Whitewashed History

Putin is no saint, but he simply revived Russia’s own version of the U.S. Monroe Doctrine.

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