Putin has to save face

A lot of people hope he has decided to call off the confrontation. Maybe he has, but you have to read the fine print.

John Kerry's heresy

All Kerry was saying was that if you don’t accept the two-state solution, you get the one-state solution.

Donetsk is not Sarajevo

Nothing in Europe is worth blowing up all of Europe for.

Obama in Asia: The elephant in the room

He's there to talk the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but the trade deal's big outsider will loom large: China.

Spain: A handsome apology

Ukraine hands Russia its pretext

Could somebody please explain to the CIA why the optics of sending John Brennan to Kyiv were so bad?

Seymour Hersh strikes again

Ukraine: How to avoid a war

Is this crisis heading for a resolution or an explosion? It depends whether Putin thinks the annexation of Crimea is enough compensation for the humiliation he suffered when Yanukovych was overthrown.

The return of the dictators

Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf isn’t the only ex-dictator who’s returned to the scene of the crime. But why?

Putin is overplaying his hand

It’s hard to see how Kerry and Obama can support Russia's plan to effectively dismantle the Ukrainian state.

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