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  • Obama says crisis in Crimea should not be seen in Cold War terms

    Obama says crisis in Crimea should not be seen in Cold War terms
    AMSTERDAM — The fight over control and influence in Ukraine should not be seen as a Cold War-era battle, President Obama said in an interview released Monday as he opened a European trip certain to be dominated by discussion of the West’s...
  • President Obama says Russia seized Crimea 'out of weakness'

    President Obama says Russia seized Crimea 'out of weakness'
    THE HAGUE — President Obama has shunned comparisons to the Cold War era on his trip to Europe this week, focusing on diplomacy while saying Russia is no longer a global power. On Tuesday he sought to calm allies rattled by Moscow's seizure of...
  • Vladimir Putin, Russia's human tank

    Vladimir Putin, Russia's human tank
    MOSCOW — There was no one to stop him. That's why Russian President Vladimir Putin was able to seize the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine with barely a whisper of internal resistance. Recovering the region that was part of Russia for centuries has...
  • Music review: Evgeny Kissin puts distinct Russian stamp on Schubert

    Music review: Evgeny Kissin puts distinct Russian stamp on Schubert
    There was no contesting yet another Russian annexation Monday night. Rather than the supposed 93% majority in Crimea that voted to succeed from Ukraine a week earlier, what appeared to be 100% of the audience at Walt Disney Concert Hall vociferously...
  • Ukraine gets new defense minister as its troops pull out of Crimea

    Ukraine gets new defense minister as its troops pull out of Crimea
    MOSCOW — Ukraine’s parliament accepted the resignation of the country’s defense minister on Tuesday as Ukrainian troops were carrying out a painful withdrawal from Crimea, the peninsula now in Russian hands. In parliament, outgoing...
  • What do Washington and the West now want?

    Here again in the Ukrainian affair we see the Manichean habits of mind of the Cold War, still the most powerful precedent in the last 50 years of American and Western political history and policy studies. Among commentators and officials the tendency...
  • Obama's measured response to Russia is the right one

    WASHINGTON -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's land grab of Crimea, with more threatened to come, has Republican neoconservatives eagerly lining up to denounce President Obama as a deplorably weak leader who settled for throwing snowballs at Putin...
  • Ukraine's loss of Crimea has NATO examining its core mission

    Ukraine's loss of Crimea has NATO examining its core mission
    BRUSSELS — Last fall, nearly 6,000 NATO troops, mostly in Eastern Europe and the Baltics, trained to repel an invasion by a fictional country that bore an uncanny resemblance to Russia. Five months later that scenario no longer seems so remote....
  • Ukraine-Slovakia gas deal is first step out of dependence on Russia

    Ukraine-Slovakia gas deal is first step out of dependence on Russia
    Ukraine and Slovakia signed a natural-gas transport deal Monday in what European officials hailed as the first step toward reducing Ukraine's heavy dependence on Russian supplies that are now more costly and at risk of being cut off as hostilities...
  • Kremlin backing Ukraine rebels in push for power-sharing reforms

    Kremlin backing Ukraine rebels in push for power-sharing reforms
    The Kremlin's top diplomat signaled Tuesday that Russia won't recognize the results of Ukraine's May 25 presidential election unless it is preceded by a "national dialogue" on redistributing power to the regions and an end to Ukrainian troops' efforts...
  • In Brussels, Obama calls Crimea crisis a 'contest of ideas'

    In Brussels, Obama calls Crimea crisis a 'contest of ideas'
    BRUSSELS — The crisis over Crimea has not restarted the Cold War but has revived a "contest of ideas" between belief in powerful leaders and in democratic ideals, President Obama declared Wednesday as he laid out his case for firm opposition to...
  • Russia antagonist Tymoshenko will run for Ukraine presidency

    Russia antagonist Tymoshenko will run for Ukraine presidency
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Yulia V. Tymoshenko, the former prime minister of Ukraine who led her nation's "Orange Revolution," declared her intention to run for the presidency, pledging Thursday to lead her nation out of economic and political turmoil and "return"...