Tatar, Not Tartar: A Photo Essay

by Derek Davison Let’s talk about the difference between a “Tatar” and “tartar.” Yes, I’m talking to you, National Geographic: Russian forces are also conveniently located in Crimea, where a largely Russian populace (59 percent; Crimea was a part of… Continue Reading

Obama to Ukraine: Love and Also Tough Love

by Robert E. Hunter When President Barack Obama meets Wednesday with the new Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk there are many things he must say regarding the crisis over Crimea. First is to reinforce some basic principles: that Ukraine’s sovereignty… Continue Reading

Ukraine Primer II: Developments Through March 9

by Derek Davison This is the second in a series of primers on the fast-moving situation in Ukraine, and covers events from March 2 through March 9. For more background on the situation, please see part 1. Summary of Recent… Continue Reading