Category: Russia

Foreign Policy Flashpoints: Russian Jet Shot Down at the Turkish Border

Foreign Policy Flashpoints: Russian Jet Shot Down at the Turkish Border

There is word this morning that NATO member Turkey has downed a Russian fighter jet along the Turkey-Syrian border. Initial reports from the Russians indicate that the SU-24 fighter was brought down by Turkish...

Russia, Syria, and the End of Red Line Diplomacy

Russia, Syria, and the End of Red Line Diplomacy

Unenforced or unenforceable red line diplomacy is not helping the United States abroad

Minsk II: Russia’s Peace-by-Peace Victory

Minsk II: Russia’s Peace-by-Peace Victory

We’ll bend it to our awe…                                        Or break it all to pieces”                                                                          Henry V, Act 1, Scene 2. On Sunday, February 15, the guns in Eastern Ukraine are to fall silent. The...