400APC Debaltseve

The truce in Ukraine is mostly holding except around the Donetsk Airport. Photo: Women walk past destroyed Ukranian army armoured personnel carrier (APS) in the town of Debaltseve, north-east from Donetsk, March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Ukraine requests UN peacekeeping mission.

The ceasefire seems to be holding, except around the Donetsk airport. Photo: Women walk past destroyed Ukranian army armoured personnel carrier (APS) in the town of Debaltseve, north-east from Donetsk, March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Maria Lipman – How Russia has come to loathe the West. Nothing particularly new here, but a lot collected together in a coherent discussion.

Ivan Sukhov – Russia is slamming door after door against the West. Another longish read, good discussion.

More EU sanctions against Russia.

The EU does not recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

Three scenarios for a succession in Russia. More trying to figure out what the heck is going on.

How they do it – Moscow’s internet trolls.

Ali Vaez – Iran’s big boost from Senate Republicans in nuclear talks.

Michael Krepon on the Republican letter and Iran.

 

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