- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Baker, speaking the other day at the New America conference about what Putin is aiming to do in Ukraine: "I think his hope is to create a Ukraine that doesn’t work — a dysfunctional state," so it cannot integrate into the West.
James TraubJames Traub is a fellow of the Center on International Cooperation. "Terms of Engagement," his column for ForeignPolicy.com, runs weekly. Follow his Twitter feed at @JamesTraub1 or his presidential alter ego at jqaspeaks.tumblr.com. | COLUMN |