| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Some things are binary. They either are or they aren't. You can't be sort of pregnant or partially certifiable; it's one or the other — like being a Yankees or a Red Sox fan.
Yet when it comes to international affairs, little is so cut-and-dried....
| May 21, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Sen. Ben Cardin will join a congressional delegation headed to Ukraine this weekend to monitor the country's presidential election, which is taking place amid that country's tense standoff with Russia.
The Maryland Democrat and member of the Senate...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:14 PM
When Raissa Howera was growing up in the Washington area, she took part in protests supporting independence for Ukraine, the land of her father's family.
Such activism was typical, she said. Her adolescence was marked by frustration with the problems...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Regarding your reader who expressed disappointment over President Obama's lack of "engagement" in Ukraine, America must not forget the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the world came as close to Armageddon as hopefully we will ever get ("Obama must not...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:00 PM
I am extremely disappointed by President Obama's lack of engagement in Ukraine. It pains me that Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be playing him for a toothless paper tiger ("Obama plans to talk to Russia's Putin about Ukraine deal Friday –...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The swiftly unfolding of events in Ukraine over the weekend saw chanting crowds depose the country's president, political prisoners freed from jail, the emergence of an interim government led by opposition figures and warrants for the arrest of former...
| 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 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Vladimir Putin may be the world's most hypocritical leader.
The debate over the Syrian chemical weapons attack has brought this into sharp focus. The Russian president has repeatedly called the idea that the Syrian government carried out the attack...
| Jul 2, 2014
Good news: It's been a terrible few days for Russian President Vladimir Putin's grand ambition to resurrect the former Soviet Union and bear-hug neighboring countries into submission.
Putin has tried to strong-arm Ukraine's new president, Petro...