March 29, 2017
President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Joseph S. Nye, who coined…
December 28, 2016
The world has just experienced a watershed year for populist politics, with antiestablishment challengers winning elections and illiberal regimes modeling an alternative, says expert Yascha Mounk.
November 14, 2014
Outmatched by the Russian military, Ukrainian forces require more support from the Pentagon, including defensive weapons, says expert Steven Pifer.
May 19, 2014
Ukraine’s May 25 elections will likely proceed amid attempted disruptions by separatists in the east and U.S. officials should be prepared to bolster support for the government, says former ambassado…
March 10, 2014
Russia’s president is now seen by many in the West as an international outlaw for his actions in Crimea, and his intervention could still expand, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
March 21, 2014
With the annexation of Crimea and rhetoric about protecting Russians in the near abroad, President Vladimir Putin has helped launch a new stage of relations that poses threats to Russia’s neighbors a…
March 20, 2014
NATO’s response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea may require it to bolster eastern European members with both military and non-military actions, says expert Christopher S. Chivvis.
March 3, 2014
Negotiating a Russian withdrawal from Crimea is still possible, but U.S. and Western leaders have options to strengthen Ukraine if the situation worsens, says CFR President Richard N. Haass.
February 25, 2014
At a crucial moment for Ukraine and its economic viability, the EU and United States should join efforts with Russia to try to stabilize the country, says veteran journalist Serge Schmemann.
January 31, 2014
Ukraine faces descent into prolonged civil conflict unless a political deal can be forged among ruling party moderates, oligarchs, and opposition leaders, says expert Adrian Karatnycky.