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  • Crimea crisis highlights Germany's aversion to being in the vanguard

    Crimea crisis highlights Germany's aversion to being in the vanguard
    LONDON — It was a German-born Russian empress, Catherine the Great, who first annexed Crimea more than two centuries ago. Can another strong-willed German woman — who keeps a portrait of Catherine in her Berlin office as a symbol of...
  • Putin Takes While Obama Gives Ground

    Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he's got three more years of luck to come. He takes Crimea, and President Barack Obama says it's not in Russia's interest, not even strategically clever. Indeed, it's a sign of weakness. Really? Crimea belonged to...
  • Ukraine crisis upends West's view of Russian President Vladimir Putin

    WASHINGTON — The Ukraine crisis has forced Western leaders to reassess what they thought they knew about Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has shown that he is willing to make far riskier moves to achieve his security goals and that his...
  • Group of 7, European Union warn Russia against Crimea gambit

    The leaders of Germany and Poland warned Russia on Wednesday that it has until Monday to agree to work with an international "contact group" to resolve the crisis in Ukraine's Crimea region or face immediate sanctions. At a meeting in Warsaw, Polish...
  • Straight out of Mad magazine: Spy vs. spy

    Truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. We found that out again this week. Not even John le Carre or Daniel Silva could write a spy novel as multi-leveled, complicated, and unpredictable as the plot unveiled by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chair...
  • U.S., West have moral authority to criticize Putin over Crimea

    In one of those peculiar ironies of our self-involvement in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Crimea, it is the moral authority of the United States that is evidently in play. "U.S. Lacks Moral Authority to Criticize Russia for Intervening in...
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin may pay heavy price for Crimea moves

    WASHINGTON — Supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin expect to savor victory as residents of Crimea vote Sunday on splitting from Ukraine. But Western officials and analysts increasingly feel that in the long run, Russians will come to see...
  • U.S. must be ready to impose additional sanctions on Russia

    When he announced sanctions against key Russian officials on Monday morning, President Obama indicated that he would take even harsher measures in the days ahead if Russia continued to undermine the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine....
  • U.S. preparing more sanctions, which Russia calls 'unacceptable'

    U.S. preparing more sanctions, which Russia calls 'unacceptable'
    WASHINGTON  - The White House on Tuesday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and said it was preparing a fresh round of sanctions in response to the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. "More is coming,"...
  • Autobahn speeds create nervous wrecks

     Autobahn speeds create nervous wrecks
    Driving Germany's Autobahn recently, I came across a BMW and a Mercedes that were so mangled, they could be identified only by their brand medallions.  One can only guess at the condition of the people who had been inside. My companion suggested that...
  • Ukraine crisis puts Europe back at center of U.S. foreign policy

    WASHINGTON – When President Obama surveyed foreign priorities in his State of the Union speech, Iran topped the list, along with Mideast peace and the administration’s shift of attention to East Asia. Europe got only glancing mention, with...