Over the decades, this catchall term has lost all bite and meaning.
Can the referendum results be interpreted in a way that allows politicians in both Kiev and Crimea to save face?
Almost every move Washington has made in the region has helped spread conflict and chaos, while contributing to African destabilization.
Russian nationalism would not have become as influential without the Ukrainian revolution and the Western support for it.
The international community should be pushing for compromise to prevent this fragile and bitterly divided country from breaking apart.
Rising oil and gas production close to home is enabling a more aggressive stance toward rivals abroad.
A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.
An imperial era is on the wane, war is in absentia and there are no rising great powers on the horizon.
Unless the country embraces the ideal of cultural pluralism within one nation, crises like this one will continue to erupt.
Britain’s citizenship deprivation processes may help obscure the Obama administration’s willingness to kill and kidnap Britons.