| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:03 PM
After months of resisting U.S. calls for tougher economic sanctions against Russia in response to its support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, the major European powers agreed yesterday on a package of measures targeting Russia's financial, energy and...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:52 PM
In a little-heralded announcement earlier this week, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad had handed over the last 1,300 tons of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to...
| 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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Russia's President Vladimir Putin was once lauded by supporters for his brilliance in cynically calling for a negotiated end to Ukraine's civil war while simultaneously escalating the conflict through secret shipments of arms and equipment to Russian-...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:10 AM
On Sunday, Ukrainians will go to the polls to choose a new president to replace Viktor Yanukovych, the head of government who was deposed by a popular uprising in February. Barring the possibility of a last-ditch effort to disrupt the polling by armed...
| 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 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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:28 AM
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....
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:42 AM
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....
| Apr 20, 2014
| 11:00 AM
News about Ukraine is disturbing, but it's time the European Union takes control of the matter and the United States stays in the background ("Moscow's Achilles heel," April 17). I don't like what's happening in the region, but there's no need for...