Marc Champion

04/07/2014 - 2:07am

    The change in European perceptions of Russia caused by its annexation of Crimea feels familiar: It reminds me of what happened to views of the United States after its decision to invade Iraq.

    As with Iraq, it isn't just disagreement with the particular military aggression that is changing ideas about Russia, but the brazen way in which senior...

03/06/2014 - 2:28am

    Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's most famous political prisoner, cut a frail and diminished figure when she emerged from jail last weekend to address the crowd on Kiev's Independence Square from a wheelchair. They were less than ecstatic, but don't count her out. She is one of the world's truly tough...

01/23/2014 - 2:41am

    Will the revelation of French President Francois Hollande's affair with actress Julie Gayet wound him and overshadow his economic policies? Don't be so sure.

    Hollande ran for office as the anti-Nicolas Sarkozy - a modest, mild-mannered alternative to all the...

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