Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe that borders Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively. It is the largest country entirely within Europe. The articles shown below cover the political and social unrest in the Ukraine as well as the foreign policy decisions made by the United States relative to Ukraine and Russia.

Russia Has Lost Ukraine

Russia Lost Ukraine

Steve Hochstadt: It turns out that Republicans anxious to score partisan points against the President, the same Republicans who cheered President Bush on when he invaded Iraq, offer only dangerous foreign policy ideas.

How We Got It Wrong with Russia

Diplomacy with Russia

Walter Moss: Is it not now time for the USA, a country that prides itself on innovation, to come up with its own new-thinking foreign policy, at least in regard to Russia?

What’s Next? The Ukrainian Crisis 2.0

Ukrainian Crisis

Walter Moss: The top priority for many Ukrainians, west and east, is overcoming economic misery and political corruption and unresponsiveness to their problems. And Poroshenko has recognized that unemployment and poverty have exacerbated discontent in the east and elsewhere.

Will Right-Wing Warmongerers Gin Up Another Foolhardy War?

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Steve Hochstadt: The genuine ignorance of the American public about world affairs is troubling. The willful ignorance of our political leaders about the consequences of their political posturing is deadly.

The Folly of War: Europe 1914, Ukraine 2014

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Walter Moss: This year marks the centennial of the beginning of World War I. Some observers believe we humans are close to beginning another war—in Ukraine.

Ukraine: A Feast of Fallacies


John Peeler: The world is messy and complicated. It’s easy to miscalculate, and when multiple actors pile one miscalculation on another, the consequences are always un intended, and usually unpleasant.


Conservatives Love Vladimir Putin

Lance Simmens: Ultra-conservative orthodoxy and its deep penetration into our political system have weakened the country more than any perceived Obama “weakness.”

Ukraine Without Crimea?


Ukraine Without Crimea: If the loss of Crimea is the price for Ukrainian independence from Russia, that would be well worth paying.

Hillary Clinton: Playing a Dog-Eared “Hitler” Card

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Hillary Clinton and Hitler Card: Inaccurate comparisons between foreign adversaries and Hitler have served the interests of politicians.

Senator Lindsey Graham: Put a Sock in It


Senator Lindsey Graham, put a cork in the mouth of your loudmouthed friend, Senator John McCain, who has never seen a war he does not like.

Another Cold War?


Cold War: The new Cold War is upon us, and the American elites have no suggestions except to fight it again.

Heard the One About Obama Denouncing a Breach of International Law?


International Law: Obama has embedded drone killings into the executive branch in such that future presidents will inherit it.

Obama: Don’t Just Walk It, Talk It!


John Peeler: Obama’s policy is to avoid getting into new conflicts and to get us out of the ones we’re in — not about policing the world.

Democracy’s Global Dilemmas in 2014


Global Dilemmas — It was a great gift when Karzai refused to allow American troops to remain. We should take that gift.