Mark Medish

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Twenty-five years after the Cold War’s end, the struggle for Ukraine’s survival as an independent nation has become a test of the character of our time. Since the protests last year on the Maidan, Kiev’s main square, the country has faced two crippling wars: a hot one over its eastern provinces, and another one over efforts to prevent its political and economic disintegration.

The hot war in its rebellious, Russian-supported provinces is tentatively on hold, thanks to the latest Minsk cease-fire agreement. It has killed over 6,000 people and displaced a million more. Several major towns in the region look eerily like ruins of World War II.…  Seguir leyendo »

“We are not a member of the E.U., but we are a European country.” So spoke President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia in an interview with Western journalists last week, on the eve of the G-20 summit and a key meeting with President Barack Obama in Toronto. His words are worth thinking about.

The Russia we know today has been looking for its place in the world ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union 20 years ago. Stripped of the shell of Soviet empire, the country’s identity has been in flux. The search is at once geopolitical, philosophical and profoundly psychological.…  Seguir leyendo »