Ukraine's Constitutional Conundrum

Amidst Ukraine's constitutional crisis, the United States should remember recent history and back the legal process, not its favored ally.

In 1993 we were told that if we didn't back Yeltsin democratic reform would end in Russia and so would any hope of partnership between Russia and the West. Now look at today's Russia and decide whether we are better off for the blank check we issued back then. Let's be careful not to repeat history with Ukraine.

Nikolas K. Gvosdev is editor of The National Interest.