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Ukraine’s Own Worst Enemy

Why Corruption Is More Dangerous than Putin

Tom Keatinge
Banknotes of Ukrainian hryvnia are seen Kiev, May 23, 2012.
Banknotes of Ukrainian hryvnia are seen Kiev, May 23, 2012. (Gleb Garanich / Courtesy Reuters)
An end to Russia’s intrusions into Ukraine would bring some measure of respite to Kiev. However, that alone would not be enough to place the country on a truly new path. For that, Ukraine must overcome its self-inflicted problems, in particular rampant and pervasive corruption.

The Sana'a Illusion

Farea Al-muslimi
Last month, U.S. President Barack Obama suggested that Yemen could be an example for how to bring stability to Iraq. His comments came as a shock to most Yemenis.

Putin's Losing Streak

Stephen Holmes and Ivan Krastev
Russia's annexation of Crimea came with few consequences for Russia, while an accidental attack on a civilian airliner by semi-anarchical rebel forces, only loosely controlled by Moscow, may redefine the country's place in the world order. Here's why.
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Today's Book: The Taste of War

Lawrence D. Freedman
It is hard to think of any serious new angles on World War II, but Collingham has done so by considering the importance of food in sustaining the war effort and shaping strategy.