The Burning Question

Can the crisis in Ukraine be contained?

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Russia has seized at least one major city in Ukraine, and seems poised to lay seige to Kiev. Nations around the world are providing military to the Ukrainians, which some say will only fans the flames; photo by Alexey Kuznetsov, via

How dangerous is the situation right now?

The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine seemed almost unthinkable to most Westerners. Not since the height of Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union has the specter of nuclear war seemed so threatening. The world is watching to see if the violence can be halted before it has the chance to drag the continents into 20th Century brutality with 21st Century technology and weaponry.

The chance of the war in Ukraine spilling over into the rest of Europe is…

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