Commentary Topics

Jun 8, 2015

Poroshenko makes Putin look like a wimp

by Leonid Bershidsky

If Ukraine manages to pull out of the deepest crisis in its history and re-emerge as a functioning democratic country with a liberal economic model, it will do more to undermine Russians' passive support for Vladimir Putin than any Western pressure ever could.

Jun 5, 2015

Erdogan the conqueror

by Marc Champion

For Turkey's weakened democratic institutions to survive, and for it to remain delicately balanced between East and West, the Kurds and their new friends need to do well in Sunday's elections.