Meanwhile, In The Rest Of The Russian Empire…

Putin must be worrying about losing what little empire he has built.

Putin Doesn’t Care About Today

An incredibly isolated Russian leader is not interested in running the country.

Is Putin “Irrational”?

Addressing an analytical pet peeve (and, more importantly, correcting a mistake).

The Beginning of a Response to the Beginning of an Invasion

The first shoe has dropped.

Game of Chicken Kiev

The United States and its NATO allies are in a dangerous standoff.

Pence Endorses The Really Bad Idea Of Bringing Georgia Into NATO

Vice-President Pence is advocating the admission of Georgia into NATO. That would be a bad idea.

Where Is Transnistria?

The future may hold a lot of vehement arguing over insignificant bits of territory.

Overselling the Stakes in Crimea

My first piece for The Hill, “Crimea is not Armageddon,” posted this morning.

Alexandros Petersen Killed in Taliban Attack

Dr. Alexandros Petersen, a scholar of Eurasian energy and a former colleague at the Atlantic Council, was killed in a bomb blast in Kabul.

Winning and Losing