Russia attacks Ukraine

Putin’s New World Order

Putin also wants a world order based on different principles, and this is what makes Putin’s previous actions logical and understandable

The lessons of Crimea

A co-operative approach by Germany towards sanctions will be crucial for a clear EU message in the next few days

Three scenarios for Ukraine

Following events in Crimea, three worrying scenarios are conveivable, including a future with more military interventions. To minismise the chance of this happening, Russia's actions have to be met more than just diplomatic signals.

Ukraine: the silver lining for China

China could reap a strategic benefit from almost every possible outcome of the Ukraine crisis, and has begun to prepare for all these scenarios

How can the EU impose costs on Russia?

The key challenge for the West is to deter any possible Russian action in Eastern Ukraine, and pursue a twin-track policy aimed at de-escalation