Crimea

British apologists for Russian aggression in Ukraine are either blinded by their hatred of America or by their loathing of the EU

Russia may dominate world maps, but it is an economic pygmy compared with the developed nations as a bloc

The betrayal of Ukraine is only the latest chapter in the slow retreat of Western civilisation since the triumph of 1989. Unless something changes soon, that retreat now threatens to become a stampede.

The Ukraine crisis has revealed the incoherence of the Obama doctrine. Until the US reasserts itself, liberal democracy is in danger

The West still sees Ukraine through Russia’s eyes

Crimea: The Last Crusade by Orlando Figes