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The Deep Policy Failures That Led to Ukraine

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

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.

Be Prepared for an Independent Scotland

It wouldn't be disastrous, but Washington needs a plan.

What Would Winston Churchill Do?

The great Briton's lessons for the Ukraine crisis.

Ukraine and Europe's Communist Memories

Putin is stirring up painful memories.

The Civilianization of War

From Ukraine to the South China Sea, states are using civilian proxies to counter the might of modern militaries.

Arms Control Helps Contain the Ukraine Crisis

Nuclear deals with Russia are actually working to our advantage.

Is Estonia Worth a War?

Ukraine is more important, yet everyone in Washington agrees it's not worth fighting Russia over. What's that mean for NATO?

Russia's Empty Victory

Its goals in Ukraine remain unrealized, and it remains a weak (but dangerous) power.

Banishing the Ghosts of Heldenplatz

NATO must hold together if it is to prevent a return of Europe's bloody old days.

Remember the CFE Treaty?

The conventional arms control treaty that helped resolve the Cold War might be a good framework for the Ukraine crisis.

Ukraine: Invasion Is Russia's Fallback Option

Putin's goals—and his calculations.

The Ukraine Mess

Revolutions can get ugly.

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April 18, 2014