Alternatives to Arming Ukraine

by Mark N. Katz America, Europe, and some other countries have imposed numerous economic sanctions against Kremlin insiders as well as Russia as a whole in response to Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in support of pro-Russian separatists in… Continue Reading  

The Wider Ramifications of the Ukraine Crisis

by Mark N. Katz The Ukraine crisis, as well as the broader deterioration in relations between Russia on the one hand and America and Europe on the other, is not taking place in a void. Many momentous events are happening… Continue Reading  

Russian-Iranian Relations in the Shadow of Ukraine

by Mark N. Katz Prior to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in early 2014, Washington’s relations with Moscow were never worse than Washington’s relations with Tehran after the 1979 revolution. Indeed, occasionally in the 1990s and 2000s Russian-American relations seemed to be… Continue Reading  

Comparative Conflicts: Ukraine and Syria

by Mark N. Katz The conflict in Syria was very much the focus of international diplomacy and attention from the time of its outbreak at the onset of the Arab Spring in 2011 until the beginning of the Ukraine crisis… Continue Reading  

Washington’s Worries Grow Over Saudi Ties

by Jim Lobe via IPS News As the administration of President Barack Obama continues wrestling with how to react to the military coup in Egypt and its bloody aftermath, officials and independent analysts are increasingly worried about the crisis’s effect… Continue Reading