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...

Words of Encouragement

written by May 27, 2014
Words of Encouragement By Elizabeth Pond   They came to celebrate, to mourn, and to warn. Over five days in mid-May global glitterati gathered in...

Outgunned and alone

written by April 18, 2014
By Elizabeth Pond If Russia attacks openly, Ukraine’s military will be no match for Putin’s forces With the situation in Donetsk and elsewhere escalating, and...

Ukraine’s Maximum Danger

written by April 11, 2014
By Elizabeth Pond There is a reason for President Barack Obama's plea to Russian President Vladimir Putin today to pull back the massed Russian troops...

Hard vs. Soft Power

written by March 31, 2014
By Elizabeth Pond Risks and rewards in the international battle over the future of Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin is gambling that his superior short-term...