April 14, 2014
Only the most gloomy pessimists think Russian President Vladimir Putin will launch a military invasion of Ukraine to bring it back into Moscow’s fold.
April 07, 2014
PARIS, April 7 (UPI) -- There are three answers to the question: what should we expect from the new French government led by the former minister of the interior Manuel Valls.
March 31, 2014
March 31 (UPI) -- Saturday President Obama had a phone call with Vladimir Putin. Sunday John Kerry turned his aircraft around and headed for Paris for talks with Sergei Lavrov.
March 17, 2014
WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- We are about to see whether the successful use of sanctions against Iran can be repeated, and whether they will have sufficient impact to make the Russia of Vladimir Putin draw back from the Ukraine crisis.
March 12, 2014
BERLIN, March 12 (UPI) -- The unfolding Ukraine crisis has become a classic example of the complex nature of power in the modern age.
March 05, 2014
WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin may think he's won the current battle of Ukraine but he's likely to lose the war.
February 24, 2014
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- After the euphoria of a successful popular revolution, Ukraine's problems begin now. And they will be compounded by the competing tug of four great powers.
February 17, 2014
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Despite the temporary disruptions of an unusually harsh winter, the world's two biggest economic blocks are helping rather than hindering the global economy.
February 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande's state visit to the United States this week (without any lady friend in tow) is being touted as a revival of America's oldest alliance. The trouble will be in the newest areas of commerce.
February 03, 2014
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The verbal support given over the weekend by top United States and European officials to the embattled opposition in Ukraine has not greatly clarified the country's prospects.
January 27, 2014
PARIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, the International Monetary Fund and this year's Davos meeting all agreed that rising inequality is one of the great issues of our time.
January 20, 2014
PARIS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- At Davos in the Swiss Alps this week the bankers and thinkers and business leaders who constitute the amen corner of globalization will be addressing the implications of longevity and demographics.
January 13, 2014
PARIS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Mikhail Gorbachev did not understand the old Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin did not understand the new Russia. Vladimir Putin understands both and has cold-bloodedly promoted the re-emergence of some of least savory features of each one.
January 06, 2014
PARIS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- In Brussels, the high priests of the great European project are telling themselves the worst is over. They are wrong; the real crisis is about to begin.