Sunday’s presidential election is a major milestone in Ukraine’s return to normalcy, but the country is not out of the woods yet.
President Barack Obama and today’s policymakers can learn much from looking at the approaches of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in times of foreign policy crises and challenge.
With the Ukraine crisis far from over, the United States needs to take several additional steps to bolster its response, including stronger sanctions that may need to remain in place for years.
The agreement reached in Geneva to de-escalate hostilities in Ukraine may or may not succeed, but the best opportunity for lasting peace rests in Kiev’s commitment to inclusive and transparent constitutional reform.
Reforming the IMF strengthens a U.S.-led international institution that promotes economic growth and stability and reduces the effects of global crises, without increasing U.S. financial commitments. Congress missed a recent opportunity to ratify these reforms, but it can still act.
The U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine should include these key elements of sanctions against Russia and support for Ukraine.
During the Kosovo war in 1999, Vladimir Putin, who was the Russian national security advisor at the time, backed a dangerous plan that almost led to NATO exchanging fire with Russian troops. Here’s what Putin learned from the incident, and what the West probably should have.
The United States possesses key economic and diplomatic tools to support international law and impose a cost on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
The United States has economic and political tools available to respond to Russia’s unprovoked occupation of Crimea.
The United States must throw full support behind EU-mediated peace deal and work to ensure its implementation.