The Deep Policy Failures That Led to Ukraine

A proactive policy could have tamped down the crisis long ago and for a lower price.

GOP Hawks Gear Up for War on Rand Paul

Wary at first, neoconservatives are stepping up the pressure on the Kentucky senator.

Ukraine's Political System Couldn't Have Handled Nukes

A Ukrainian frigate spent days with nobody knowing whose side it was on. Imagine that happening with a bomb.

The Tragic Decline of American Foreign Policy

The tough years are coming to an end—yet the United States continues to fade abroad.

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No War with Russia? Don't Be So Sure

There is still a real risk that crisis will metastasize into conflict.

Avoiding America's Ultimate Geopolitical Nightmare

The danger of more cooperation between Russia and China. 

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April 19, 2014