Patriotism. A project by Misha Friedman and IMR

NATO Fumbles Ukraine
16 September 2014
NATO Fumbles Ukraine

On September 12, the U.S. and the EU expanded their sanctions against Russia following the escalation of the Ukraine crisis; however, as Donald N. Jensen, resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, points out, NATO members have been holding back in their aid to Ukraine.

 
Illusory Ceasefire
11 September 2014
Illusory Ceasefire

On September 5, 2014, a ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and separatist groups in eastern Ukraine was signed in Minsk, Belarus. According to political analyst Tatiana Stanovaya, the Minsk agreement is impossible to implement and will ultimately fail on all fronts.

 
The Fear of Responsibility
11 September 2014
The Fear of Responsibility

On September 8, 2014, the preliminary results of the investigation into the recent crash of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over Donetsk, Ukraine, were published by the Netherlands commission assembled for the task. Moscow-based journalist Olga Melnikova comments on Russia’s reactions to the findings.

 
Minsk Summit: Breakthrough in Ukraine Crisis Unlikely
09 September 2014
Minsk Summit: Breakthrough in Ukraine Crisis Unlikely

In late August the presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin, met in Minsk. Donald N. Jensen, resident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Studies, overviews the issues that were left on the table as peace was whispered about in the capital of Belarus.