- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.
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 |