Don’t expect Russian ground forces to try to hold territory.
U.S. military equipment wouldn’t realistically help Ukrainians—or intimidate Putin.
Moscow has long chafed at Ukraine’s relationship with the West, so why the sudden urgency?
Antonov: “No one should doubt our determination to defend our security.”
Delusions about Moscow’s “little brother” are common and dangerous.
It’s part of an effort to shed light on Russia’s orchestrated campaign to destabilize Kyiv—and even take over Ukraine.
Russia’s threat on the Ukrainian border is not a bluff, but forceful U.S. financial sanctions could stop Putin from another land grab.
There’s lots of history at the Security Council, but few changes.
Conflict could topple Ankara’s delicate balancing act between NATO and Russia.
In December 1939, a small country with a small military held off the vastly superior Soviet Red Army and avoided occupation by its larger neighbor.
Moscow’s aggression has stirred old fears in its neighbors.
Beware of food price spikes and revolutions if Ukrainian grain deliveries are disrupted.
Weak commitments may make the crisis spiral further.
Trump’s ambassador to the OSCE says a Russian invasion of Ukraine is an attack on “all of America’s allies.”
Warnings from U.S. officials come amid a cyberattack on Ukrainian government websites.
U.S. Senate strikes down sanctions bill on a Russian pipeline project that became a political lightning rod in Washington.
U.S. and allies bat down Russian proposals to halt NATO expansion.
Going after former leaders is a mistake in a time of crisis.
Bringing oligarchs on board is vital for reform efforts.
The United States is demanding that Russia roll back more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border.
But so have Russia’s armed forces—making any conflict more of a toss-up than a walkover.
The country’s democratization and ongoing efforts to fight entrenched graft and cronyism are a threat to Putin’s model of governance.
But Biden’s talk of accommodating Russia has Congress worried.
Moscow’s military buildup is raising eyebrows in Washington as Belarus ups the ante in its standoff with the EU.
Kyiv and the West can work together to strengthen security.
Moscow occupying its neighbor would be expensive, dangerous, and pointless.