The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt

March 06, 2014

Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization. "The April 6 rally in Cherskasy, a city 100 miles southeast of Kiev, turned violent after six men took off their jackets to reveal T-shirts emblazoned with the words 'Beat the Kikes' and 'Svoboda,' the...

Ukraine is Part of Russia’s Superpower Ambition

March 03, 2014

Russia wants to restore its position as a world superpower. Last weekend, as Ukrainians commemorated over a hundred dead protesters, Russian troops entered the Crimean Peninsula in the Black Sea, taking advantage of the country's mourning. The international community, including the United...

China Hedges its Bets on the Ukraine Crisis

March 03, 2014

China's autocrats are hoping for a Russian victory in Ukraine. As events unfold quickly in Ukraine, Russia's increasingly close ally China is hedging its bets on an uncertain outcome. China has been quick to condemn US and European involvement in Ukraine's affairs, but has withheld...