Russia has demonstrated that natural gas is an unwieldy and largely ineffective weapon.
A tool that often doesn't work - and that we're using more and more.
He's driven headlong into a crisis where all likely outcomes are bad for Russia.
It may be emotionally satisfying for western politicians to denounce these events, but Russia will continue to pursue its legitimate national interests.
In 1955, another country torn between Russia and the West managed to achieve independence. Austria's example deserves closer examination.
Putin rightly senses weakness, not only the part of Europe—long the weak reed in the Western alliance—but on the part of Washington as well.
Elements of a diplomatic resolution.
A cornerstone of international order continues to rot.
Crimea and the Sudetenland, compared.
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