A Russian attack on NATO’s eastern member states was never likely. At the same time, the threat of escalation in eastern Ukraine and the potential for more direct Russian and NATO involvement in the fighting there is a clear and present danger.
As Ukraine’s conflict with Russian-backed separatists enters its second year, the United States and Europe need to formulate a new policy toward the region.
Moisés Naím discusses the international news stories of the week.
The confrontation between Russia and the United States that the world experiences today potentially could even be more dangerous than the Cold War, because each side believes that it has a monopoly on truth.
The West’s policy of imposing sanctions on Russia and sending weapons to Kyiv will not cause the Kremlin to change its course on Ukraine.
As the war in the Donbas escalates, the debate about sending arms to Ukraine is heating up in Washington and Brussels.
Russia is backing a new offensive in the Donbas and economic sanctions are not stopping it. Should U.S. military aid to Ukraine be the next step?
The proposal to send lethal aid to Ukraine is both inadequate and dangerous. There needs to be a wider discussion on the consequences of such a move by the United States.
As the armed conflict escalates in the Donbas, the West finds that it has run out of ideas on how to help settle the Ukraine crisis.
Separatists recently held an election in the breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine, asserting their independence from Kiev.