We cannot know at this point where in the process we'll find ourselves when this forum takes place. But we do know that everyone can use as much expert analysis as possible.
European security has two problems: Russia and NATO.
The inevitable tightening of Western sanctions will push Russia to exploit the economic contradictions between the United States and European nations like Germany, and make Moscow increase its links with the BRICS countries, especially the Chinese powerhouse.
From climate change to Crimea, the natural gas industry is supreme at exploiting crisis for private gain
The Ukraine crisis is easy to solve so long as all you know is that Ukraine is a small country and the United States is a very, very big country with a very, very powerful military.
On Thursday, the IMF released the broad outlines of its terms and conditions for loans and other measures for the Ukrainian economy. What those terms and conditions mean is less a rescue of the Ukrainian economy than the onset of a Greece-like economic depression for the Ukrainian populace.