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  • Moscow's Achilles heel [Editorial]

    Moscow's Achilles heel  [Editorial]
    With Russian troops amassed along its border and Kremlin-backed separatists in control of major cities in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev is facing the gravest threat to its survival since the breakup of the former Soviet Union a generation ago....
  • Ukraine in crisis [Editorial]

    Ukraine in crisis  [Editorial]
    The new Ukrainian government in Kiev is under mounting pressure to keep the country from unraveling as pro-Russian demonstrators in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Lugansk and other eastern cities occupy government buildings and demand to be reunited with Moscow....
  • A life deserved [Commentary]

    A life deserved [Commentary]
    My daughter, Tatyana McFadden, was born with a disability — an underdeveloped spinal cord that resulted in paralysis below her waist — in St. Petersburg, Russia. She fought for her life then, and later, with the same determination, for her...
  • Putin's point of view [Commentary]

    Putin's point of view [Commentary]
    The White House has responded to Russian actions in Crimea by taking a number of steps against Moscow: It has ramped up sanctions, verbally denounced the Kremlin's flouting of international law, effectively kicked Russia out of the G8 and given rhetorical...
  • Friends School students learn geopolitical lessons in Russia

    Friends School students learn geopolitical lessons in Russia
    Jet-lagged and culture-shocked, Friends School students returned April 3 from a two-week class trip to St. Petersburg, Russia at a time of geopolitical turmoil over the country's annexation of the Ukraine's Crimea region — and in the midst of a...
  • Drawing insults, not fear, from our foes [Commentary]

    Drawing insults, not fear, from our foes [Commentary]
    Some of you tend to suffer MEGO ("my eyes glaze over") syndrome when the topic turns to foreign affairs. But you should do all you can to resist the temptation. The world remains too dangerous a place for America to divert its attention. Today, two...
  • U.S. gas exports: disenfranchising Maryland to spite Russia? [Commentary]

    U.S. gas exports: disenfranchising Maryland to spite Russia? [Commentary]
    So, the United States can still respond quickly when democratic norms are trampled by a dictatorial power abroad. Good for Ukraine. Too bad Washington doesn't seem to care when the trampling occurs right here at home — at least not when the U.S. gas...
  • Aberdeen scientists waiting to destroy Syrian chemical weapons

    Aberdeen scientists waiting to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
    At the end of January, chemists and engineers left Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Mediterranean Sea to lead the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons. More than two months later, they're still waiting for the mission to start. As the...
  • They told me so. [Commentary]

    They told me so. [Commentary]
    '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...
  • Putin takes advantage of U.S. weakness [Letter]

    Putin takes advantage of U.S. weakness [Letter]
    Russian President Vladimir Putin might be on the wrong side of history in the long run, but certainly he has been victorious in the short run which may be of substantial duration ("Obama, Putin and the "wrong side of history," March 21). President Putin...
  • Special concerts for kids by famed cellist [Ellicott City]

    Maryland is home to Maxim Kozlov, a world-class cellist who has performed over 700 concerts in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, South Korea and China in famous orchestras such as Russia’s Chamber Orchestra Kremlin.  The Russian-...
  • U.S. underestimates Putin [Letter]

    U.S. underestimates Putin [Letter]
    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). Mr....