Crimea triggers Baltic anxiety

With Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, other regions that were formerly part of the Soviet Union are watching nervously to see if they’ll be the next targets of Russian expansionism. Among...

Fears of annexation in Moldova

By Tatiana Darie.  Moldovans worry that a Russian effort to annex Transdniestria could turn a frozen conflict hot. The world’s attention may be fixed on the struggle for eastern Ukraine, but across...

Sochi Olympics: Russia gets gold in spending

Seven years ago, when the Russian city of Sochi won the bidding for the 2014 Winter Olympics , few would have predicted the cost of the hosting the games equal the gross domestic product of Guatemala. At...

A tale of two Ukraines

Two Ukraines In One Before taking sick leave on Jan. 30, the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych issued a statement saying the Ukrainian authorities have done all they can to resolve the conflict....