| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia backed a new cease-fire plan Wednesday as a Kiev government assault intensified and apparently drove pro-Russia separatists into retreat from their stronghold in the city of Donetsk.
The agreement to restart...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:09 PM
June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, marking the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the end of World War II. People around the world will gather at museums and memorials to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of the 175,000...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Driving Germany's Autobahn recently, I came across a BMW and a Mercedes that were so mangled, they could be identified only by their brand medallions.
One can only guess at the condition of the people who had been inside. My companion suggested that...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:22 PM
The Obama administration's dispute with the Kremlin over the unrest in Ukraine has turned to a new controversy: whether heavily armed men in a grainy image are trigger-happy American mercenaries in Ukraine or a police SWAT team in New Orleans after...
| Mar 11, 2014
Vladimir Putin has enjoyed a stunning variety of incarnations in the American imagination in his nearly 15 years as Russia's leader. He started out as an economic reformer and a budding democrat, held those misapplied titles for years — aided by...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Last week, before Vladimir Putin annexed the Ukrainian region of Crimea to Russia, I asked a leading Putinologist, Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution, what the Russian president was likely to do.
"He's on the offensive," she said. "In his view, he'...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:00 PM
A few months ago, I wrote that it was wrong to try to classify Edward Snowden as either a whistle-blower or a traitor, because he’s a bit of each.
Only now he’s a whistle-blowing outlaw with a Pulitzer Prize to his name.
| Mar 18, 2014
When he announced sanctions against key Russian officials on Monday morning, President Obama indicated that he would take even harsher measures in the days ahead if Russia continued to undermine the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine....
| Apr 15, 2014
Perhaps Russia can be induced to pull its troops back from the border with Ukraine and to abandon efforts to destabilize what is left of that country after its illegal annexation of Crimea. It's not a sign of weakness for the United States and other...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:17 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House on Tuesday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and said it was preparing a fresh round of sanctions in response to the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. "More is coming,"...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:46 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to urge him to use his influence with pro-Russia militants holding seven European military observers hostage in eastern Ukraine, official sources in Berlin and Moscow...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden has promoted the importance of new trade pacts as a way to curb piracy in other countries, in what he said was necessary to create a "global economic order where creativity and innovation can thrive."