Pulitzer Center senior adviser Marvin Kalb is a seasoned analyst of Russian politics. Here's an excerpt from his latest book, "Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War."
PBS NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner sits down with Marvin Kalb, author of "Imperial Gamble" to discuss Vladimir Putin’s world view and his game plan for Ukraine.
While Putin says he’s getting friendly signals from the U.S., he’s planning to topple the Ukraine government.
As the war in Ukraine slips from the headlines, can Russia declare victory?
A deceptive late-summer pause has settled over the Ukraine crisis. At least, in the coverage of it. For many weeks now, the war in the Donbas has slipped off the front page.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from the World Bank’s private lending arm were used to expand industrial farms amid mounting concern about environmental impacts.
People, and countries, put up monuments to display what they think of history and of themselves. They tear down monuments for the same reason.
Supermarket chain owned by one of Germany’s wealthiest families lent money over past decade by World Bank and others as it expands into eastern Europe.
Ukraine's official language is Ukrainian, but Russian still dominates newspapers, TV shows, and businesses. Efforts to promote the Ukrainian language raise the question: who is really in charge?
Ukraine's history of foreign conquest, most recently Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, precludes any clear sense of Ukrainian identity. Could nationalism help mend Ukraine's sectarian violence?
Marvin Kalb explains the vague policies of both the U.S. and Russia concerning Crimea's sovereignty and possible Western military intervention in Ukraine.
Images by Jeneen Interlandi depict life in two Roma settlements in Hungary where residents live with what looks like deep rural poverty: no indoor plumbing, no reliable electricity, no reliable heat.