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Daily News Briefing

February 2014

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A stable Ukraine would be good for both Russia and the West.

Ukraine may seek closer ties to the European Union, but it will always share a border with Russia.

The power problem in politics

Power too easily corrupts public officials.

As lawmakers debate the right size for the US military, it is worth appreciating the progress that has made that debate possible.

Democracy is not just about imposing the will of the majority.

Understanding Russia’s fears

While Russian intervention is unlikely, the West must balance idealism with realpolitik.

The slippery slope of violence

Nonviolence is a quiet but powerful force.

Ukraine is deeply divided.

The No. 1 victim of the North Korean regime is the North Korean people.

A day with possibilities

There’s only a thin thread that ties Valentine’s Day to its ancient origins.