Both countries have sought to clean up the scourge of corruption and modernize their militaries, became regular participants in various NATO exercises, and discussed their interest in joining the Alliance.
The U.S. and Ukraine need to get serious about putting the cards on the table that would deter Putin from any further military action
The government is playing a dangerous game with the state-owned gas company, but the West could use this as a moment to entrench reform.
Seven years on, Russian state propaganda continues to exploit tragedy in Ukraine.
Putin gave nothing, achieved everything he wanted and the door remains open to more.
Turkey is poking at Russia’s underbelly
Ukraine is safe, for now. But what comes next?
The Black Sea remains an important region for stability, security, and economic prosperity in Eastern Europe
Russian mischief is a puzzle. So is the failure to deal with it.
Russia’s sudden and substantial military escalation in and around Ukrainian territory has captured media and government attention not only in Ukraine but also in the EU, the United States, NATO, and other western capitals.