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March 13, 2014 14 Comments

How The Crimean War Still Echoes Today

In the 1850s, Russia fought a bloody war against Britain, France and other nations, that still has ripple effects today.

March 12, 2014 Comment

The Latest From Crimea

The BBC’s James Reynolds joins us from Sevastopol in Crimea

March 12, 2014 Comment

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Comes To Washington

Arseniy Yatsenyuk meets with President Obama this afternoon and tomorrow he will speak at the United Nations.

March 11, 2014 Comment

Analyst: Possible De-Escalation In Ukraine

The Crimean parliament said it would declare itself independent if its residents approve a referendum to split off from Ukraine.

March 10, 2014 Comment

Week In Politics: CPAC And Aid To Ukraine

NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian discusses the week in politics, including the Conservative Political Action Conference.

March 7, 2014 Comment

Ukrainian Standoff Continues

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is blocking the port of Sevastopol, so Ukrainian ships can’t get out and U.N. observers can’t get in.

March 6, 2014 4 Comments

U.S. Partisans Blame Political Opponents For Crisis In Ukraine

Many on the right are blaming Obama’s foreign policy, while others on the left say George W. Bush set the precedent by invading Iraq.

March 6, 2014 Comment

Can Diplomacy End The Ukrainian Crisis?

The BBC’s Jonathan Marcus joins us to discuss the latest.

March 6, 2014 Comment

Tensions Escalate In Ukraine As Diplomats Meet In Rome And Brussels

Crimea’s parliament moved up the date for a public referendum on whether the region should secede.

March 5, 2014 Comment

Ukrainian-Americans Offer Support To Those Back Home

Two Ukrainian-Americans from different generations and different states join us to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.

March 4, 2014 2 Comments

Why Russia’s Not Worried About Western Sanctions

Political analyst Ben Judah says it should come as no surprise that Russia is risking political and economic relationships with Western allies.

March 4, 2014 Comment

Tensions Rise In Ukraine

The BBC’s Christian Fraser joins us from Sevastopol, Crimea, with the latest.

March 4, 2014 2 Comments

Tensions Remain High In Crimea

NPR’s Peter Kenyon joins us from Simferopol, Crimea, with the latest.

March 4, 2014 3 Comments

Kerry Arrives In Ukraine With Aid Money

The former commandant of the U.S. Army War College, retired Major Gen. Bob Scales, joins us to discuss the latest developments.

March 3, 2014 Comment

Obama Says Russia Violating International Law

President Barack Obama says Russia is “on the wrong side of history” in Ukraine and its actions violate international law.

March 3, 2014 Comment

Uncertainty In Ukraine Is Sending Markets Downward

Global markets have been dropping today as the situation heats up in the Ukraine. The Russian ruble has also been plummeting.

March 3, 2014 2 Comments

Russia Expands Control Over Crimea As World Tensions Rise

Serhii Plokhii, professor of Ukrainian history at Harvard University, joins us to discuss the growing crisis.

March 3, 2014 3 Comments

White House Scrambles To Meet Russian Challenge Over Ukraine

Steven Pifer, former ambassador to Ukraine, discusses the Obama administration’s options.

March 3, 2014 Comment

Obama Faces Limited Options In Ukraine

NPR’s Ron Elving joins us to discuss the president’s policy options in dealing with the crisis in Ukraine.

March 3, 2014 Comment

Ukraine Standoff Continues

Russia has control over much of Ukraine’s southern region, Crimea. Crowds filled Kiev’s Independence Square asking the world to help.

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