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  • Alexander Mozhaev, a pro-Russian separatist whose photograph has appeared in numerous publications insists that he is not employed by the Russian state. Photo: Maxim Dondyuk

    Putin Overstretched in Ukraine?

    Up until now Vladimir Putin has managed a fairly bloodless invasion of Ukraine. However, as his ambitions grow, the Russian economy could be severely undercut by sanctions and this could prove to be his Achilles heel.

  • President Barack Obama pictured with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye in March. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

    Obama Arrives Empty-Handed

    As Obama arrives in Asia for a four country tour he brings very little to the table. Understandably, America's allies in the region are anxious over a whole of issues and the administration and Washington have done little to assuage their fears.

  • Martin Indyk, U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

    Obama's Mid-East Moral Crisis

    Martin Indyk is most likely the one individual that encapsulates perfectly the failed drive to revive the Middle East peace process.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin. Norgler/Wikimedia

    Clausewitz and Putin's Land Grab

    Himanil Raina explores how the teachings of Carl von Clausewitz explain Vladimir Putin's land grab in Ukraine with a focus on Putin's motivations.

  • Carl Bloice, 1939-2014

    Carl Bloice: 1939-2014

    Conn M. Hallinan on the passing of journalist and friend, Carl Bloice. He passed away at the age of 75 from cancer on April 12th.