Ukraine could offer to suspend its NATO candidacy for some time, but only in return for Russia’s withdrawal from Donbas.
A more prosperous Ukraine —where good money from legal economic activity drives out bad money from corruption and illegal trading — will worry Putin.
Why Kyiv’s confrontation with Moscow in Eastern Ukraine will continue without an EU policy change.
Reflections on Putin and Russian domestic politics.
The annexation of Crimea may remain Putin’s only success in his Cold War against the United States.
Hannah Arendt would have found a lot to dislike about today’s Russia. But she would have loved Pussy Riot.
Kaliningrad could be Putin’s and Russia’s best diplomatic card in 2015.
Realism needs to prevail in Kiev, but the prospects aren’t that dim.