How culture keeps the Russians and Ukrainians just steps away from war

The Ukrainian civil war has been easy enough to fall off the world radar; with headline grabbing terrorism striking the heart of Europe, Donald Trump running his irrational mouth, and the EU rendering itself asunder, the conflict in Donbass, the eastern province now split away from Kiev's central control, seems like a whisper of a … Continue reading How culture keeps the Russians and Ukrainians just steps away from war

Will Putin Invade Ukraine For Winter? (Or: Putin’s Weakened Hand Will Make Him More Dangerous)

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