10:01 AM, Jul 23, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Vladimir Putin does not seem inclined to talk nice and patch things up with the West. To the contrary, he is drawing lines. They may, or may not, be “red." He seems confident enough not to need the modifier.
As Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports:
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of NATO forces strengthening positions closer to Russia's border. Speaking at a July 22 session of the Russian Security Council in Moscow, Putin said Russia needs to react "appropriately and proportionately" to NATO's moves but he added he currently sees no direct threat to Russia's sovereignty or territorial integrity.
Meanwhile, France will proceed with plans to deliver a state-of-the-art warship to Russia. Which, to use the parlance of international statecraf, “sends a message."
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:33 PM, Jul 21, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on Obama, Putin, Ukraine, Netanyahu, Hamas, and Israel.
11:48 AM, Jul 21, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
President Barack Obama spoke on the White House lawn Monday morning about the downing of a Malaysian Airlines airplane flying over Ukraine last week by pro-Russian separatists there.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:02 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the happenings this week in Ukraine, Israel, and the United States.
11:18 AM, Jul 18, 2014 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
We've been seeing short clips from President Reagan's address to the nation a few days after Korean Air Lines fight 007 was shot down by the Soviet Union.
7:05 AM, Jul 18, 2014 • By REUBEN F. JOHNSON
The world continues to ask questions about who is responsible for the July 17 downing of Malaysia Airlines (MH) flight 017 as it was crossing the airspace over the border between Russia and the eastern region of Ukraine near the city of Donetsk. The aircraft, a U.S.-made Boeing 777, was by all accounts and data intercepts available so far, brought down by a Russian-made Buk (SA-11 Gadfly/SA-17 Grizzly) self-propelled surface-to-air-missile (SAM) battery located close to the Russian border.
Hosted by Michael Graham.2:55 PM, Jul 17, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on Ukraine, the crash of MH17, and the rise of Texas Governor Rick Perry.
5:33 AM, Jul 10, 2014 • By CHRISTOPHER NADON
I taught for a year at the Kiev-Mohyla University in 1993-94 and returned to Ukraine this June after an absence of twenty years. Things here have changed.
'He invaded another country, so yes, but'...9:28 AM, Jun 13, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In an interview to promote her book on BBC, Hillary Clinton called the Russian so-called reset "a brilliant stroke." The statement came in response to a question about whether she was in retrospect embarrassed about the policy.
The BBC reporter asked, "You famously pressed the reset button. Are you embarrassed by that now, that gesture?"
Uprisings in the East, corruption in the West— Ukraine emerges from elections divided and weakenedJun 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39 • By CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL
But Putin talks with Ukraine leader Poroshenko.9:00 AM, Jun 6, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In Bénouville, France, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin have gone out of their way to ignore each other.
12:33 PM, May 29, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Ukraine crisis continues and intensifies, despite the recent election. This morning, the BBC is reporting that:
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have shot down a military helicopter near Sloviansk, killing 14, outgoing President Olexander Turchynov says.
President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to tackle the uprising in eastern Ukraine, saying he would deal firmly with "bandits" and "murderers”.
5:02 PM, May 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
It is an uncomfortable fact that several European countries depend on Russia for energy and the situation in Ukraine has jeopardized that arrangement.