Russia

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, “Volunteer”

written by December 17, 2015
[caption id="attachment_5459" align="alignnone" width="300"] © REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov[/caption]   By Elizabeth Pond "An exclusive report on the inner workings of Russian intelligence in Ukraine, from the Berlin...

A Useful Stalemate in Ukraine

written by August 10, 2015
  Photo credit: Nicolas Raymond / freestock.ca¹ By Elizabeth Pond Elizabeth Pond argues that Putin's undeclared war on once-fraternal Ukraine has destroyed Moscow's influence on...

The Waiting Game

written by June 16, 2015
  Written by Elizabeth Pond No, the West has not (yet) lost Ukraine in Vladimir Putin's Russian roulette, and the fragile Minsk truce and Western sanctions...

Do not arm Ukraine

written by April 17, 2015
by Elizabeth Pond Hawks in Washington are arguing that the West should deliver lethal defensive weapons to the Ukrainian armed forces. At a moment of...

The Bear in Winter

written by December 21, 2014
Three clues that Moscow may be ready to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine 10/12/2014 IP-Journal, German Council on Foreign Relations by Elizabeth Pond Russian President...