The Cable

With Russia’s Ruble in Free-Fall, U.S. Plans New Sanctions

As the Russian ruble continues its tumble against the dollar, President Barack Obama plans to sign a bill imposing new sanctions against Moscow, adding more ...

The Cable

White House on the Fence on New Ukraine Sanctions

President Barack Obama has yet to decide whether he will sign legislation passed by Congress last week that would allow him to provide weapons to ...


Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, December 15, 2014

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. William Armstrong examines the Turkish government’s new strategy of information ...


Who Will Foot the Bill in Ukraine?

When it comes to fighting the economic battle over Ukraine, the West has been much more willing to hit Russia in its pocketbook than play ...

Christian Caryl

The biggest threat to Ukraine isn’t Vladimir Putin: It’s corruption

What’s the best way to save Ukraine? “By reforming the country,” says Sergii Leshchenko, a freshman member of the Ukrainian parliament. The war against Russian ...

The Cable

U.S. Ambassador: Diplomats, not the Military, Will Solve Ukraine Crisis

The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Monday refused to rule out sending weapons to the Ukrainian army, but insisted that the crisis in Ukraine would be ...

Shadow Government

Is Finland Rejecting ‘Finlandization’?

As Russia's ongoing aggression against Ukraine and renewed bellicosity at many points elsewhere draw growing comparisons to the Cold War, an old Cold War term ...


Watching Gogol as the Grad Rockets Fly

DONETSK, Ukraine — It was a cold, gray afternoon in late October. On the central square, teenagers handed out flags of the separatist Donetsk People's ...

In Box

Epiphanies From Christine Lagarde

When Christine Lagarde took over the International Monetary Fund in 2011, the institution was in crisis. Its previous chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, had resigned amid allegations ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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