Russia: Pondering Putin’s Policy Contradiction

by Eurasianet Russia’s conduct toward Ukraine and other formerly Soviet states in Eurasia reflects the lack of a cohesive grand strategy on the Kremlin’s part. A critical flaw is that the logic of confrontation inherent in its doctrine of protecting… Continue Reading  

Far-Right Fighters from Europe Fight for Ukraine

by Fausto Biloslavo Almost 80 years ago, ideological true believers from all over the world flocked to Spain to fight in a civil war, serving in the famed International Brigades on the Republican side. These days, echoes of Spain can… Continue Reading  

Poll: Soft Support for Ukrainian Separatism, Putin has Strong Backing at Home

by Derek Davison The Pew Research Center has conducted public opinion surveys in Ukraine (April 5-23) and Russia (April 4-20), and the results, released May 8, shed some light on the ongoing conflict between the two countries. They reveal a… Continue Reading  

The Game in Ukraine

by Mark N. Katz How will the crisis in Ukraine turn out? Nobody knows for sure, but a role-playing game that I ran in my undergraduate government and politics of Russia course at George Mason University yesterday offers some insights.… Continue Reading