| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:30 AM
President Barack Obama is right to refrain from action against Russia ("The Obama doctrine under fire," July 25). After years of war, the U.S. has learned its lesson: don't mess with a hornet's nest thousands of miles away.
Putting boots on the ground...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse "with a...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:38 AM
This year marks the passage of one century since of the start of the First World War. It is the year that will mark the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, which launched the Second World War. It is also the year that will mark a quarter of a...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 4:08 PM
As Russia's actions in Ukraine rattle its neighbors, the Maryland National Guard is affirming its decades-long partnership with Estonia.
Maryland has helped to train Estonian troops since shortly after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Now it's...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:26 AM
In American domestic politics, messing with Social Security is known as "the third rail," referring to the power source for trains that is fatal to the touch. In foreign policy discussions, invoking the name of Adolf Hitler promises the same lethal...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Amid the storm created by Russian President Vladimir Putin's extralegal incursion into the Crimean peninsula, the U.S. and Europe risk allowing an event equally important to Ukraine's future to fall out of focus: the May 25 election in which the divided...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Crimea is in crisis and here we go again, off to police the world ("Russia brings trucks, armor into Ukraine's Crimea by ship," March 14).
Europe should be leading the charge, not us. One figure being tossed about is around $1 billion in U.S. aid....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Russia's annexation of Crimea today came despite U.S. and European threats to impose economic sanctions if President Vladimir Putin moved to take back the former Russian province that was ceded to Ukraine decades ago. Mr. Putin evidently calculated he...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:42 AM
President Barack Obama came into office promising to limit United States commitments abroad in order to focus on the economy and health care at home. Such an approach may have been prudent immediately after the excesses of the Bush administration, but...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Western governments and specifically the Obama administration have been laughably naive about Russian President Vladimir Putin's reactions and intentions in Crimea and the Ukraine ("Obama must take stronger measures to confront Putin," March 20).
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Life is good again for Alex Len. The ankle injury that caused him so much pain toward the end of his two-year career at Maryland has healed. His new team, the Phoenix Suns, has been the biggest surprise in the NBA this season.
His progress slowed by...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:17 AM
'I told you so.'
That's what I'm sure most of my Romanian friends would tell me about Russia's heavy handed assault on Ukraine — if they weren't so polite.
Almost from the day I arrived in Bucharest in February 1998 (when Boris Yeltsin, not...