NATO at Wales: To Lead or Not to Lead

by Robert E. Hunter This Thursday and Friday, NATO’s 28 leaders will meet in Wales. This summit will be the most important since the early days after the end of the Cold War. Whether or not it is a success—a… Continue Reading  

MH17: Still Waiting for Evidence

by Derek Davison When flight MH17 was hit with a missile over eastern Ukraine on July 17, US officials immediately blamed pro-Russian separatists for bringing the plane down. Secretary of State John Kerry said the evidence “obviously points a very… Continue Reading  

Ukraine’s Next Crisis? Economic Disaster

by Robert Bensh Ukraine’s next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production. The Ukrainian… Continue Reading  

Will Sanctions on Russia Force Putin to Change Course?

by Mark N. Katz Just a few months ago, everything seemed to be going well for Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. After the initial setback of Moscow’s ally, President Viktor Yanukovich, fleeing Kiev and being replaced by a pro-Western government,… Continue Reading  

Amid Ukraine Crisis, Russia Makes Asia Pivot

by Derek Davison As Ukraine’s internal stability continues to deteriorate, the United States and European Union have imposed additional sanctions against Russian leaders, punishing them for what increasingly appears to be Kiev’s failures. In the face of US and, especially,… Continue Reading