Understanding Ukraine: Helpful Commentaries

For best running commentary, read Robert Parry every other day or so at consortiumnews.com. Below are links to useful background pieces:

The U.S. has treated Russia like a loser since the end of the Cold War
By Jack Matlock, U.S. Ambassador to the U.S.S.R. from 1987 to 1991

The Hypocritical United States of Amnesia and Russia
By Walter Uhler

What’s behind Russia’s moves in Ukraine? Fear of NATO
By Edward W. Walker, March 4, 2014

Distorting Russia
By Stephen F. Cohen, Feb. 11, 2014
Includes critique of arguments made earlier by Ray’s debating partner (democracynow, March 3), Yale’s Professor Geoffrey Snyder.