By Gabriela Marin Thornton and Alexey Ilin
The crisis in Ukraine has plunged U.S.-Russian relations to their lowest point since the Cold War; Crimea is now Russian territory.
By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
After a long begrudging reluctance to even consider thinking about the possibility of new warfare with Russia, Western states have slowly taken some placating military steps to prepare for more aggression, but a worst case scenario is still within the realm of possibilities.
By Dr. Terry Simmons
Contributor, In Homeland Security
When President Barack Obama engaged Vladimir Putin in his first administration with diplomatic accommodation in public diplomacy initially and in the second administration with the “reset button."
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 29 people, authorities said. Ukraine’s top rebel leader said an offensive had begun on the strategically important port.
Ukraine’s president called an emergency meeting of his military officials and cut short a trip to Saudi Arabia to rush back to coordinate the government’s response.
Special Contributor to In Homeland Security
Lost amid the intense discussion concerning Cuba the past few days was the moves by Russian leader Vladimir Putin to bolster his nation’s military stance against the west.
By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security
Sweden’s Defense Minister announced this week that 7,500 military conscripts would be called back to duty for an additional month of training.