'It's quite tragic that Ukraine is happening at this moment when Syria can ill-afford to have attention elsewhere but it is almost inevitable that the longer it goes on, the more people will be distracted and begin to view Syria as something that can't be fixed,' said Christopher Phillips.
'Military manoeuvre capability . . . takes us generations to create and we may need it sooner than we think,' said Sir Peter Wall, chief of the general staff, at an event hosted by Chatham House.
In a speech to Chatham House, he highlighted the Russian incursion into Crimea as 'a situation we did not foresee' that was 'confounding our previous assumptions about stability across Europe.'
A 'moral disarmament' in the West that has resulted in a reluctance to engage in conflicts will be exploited by Britain’s enemies, General Sir Peter Wall warned during a speech at Chatham House.
In his speech to AIPAC, Netanyahu went to great lengths to project himself as a great proponent of peace in the face of a very tough and hostile neighbourhood, writes Yossi Mekelberg.
While Obama's foreign policy strategy is a realistic one for the current environment, in failing to develop clear positions that are backed up by action, it has sacrificed influence, credibility and trust unnecessarily. It has pursued the right policy, but implemented it the wrong way, writes Xenia Dormandy.
'Even if it [the referendum] were legitimate, the two choices presented to Crimean voters offer them no option for leaving Russian control. The restoration of this  constitution would be a step towards notional independence under Russian control,' wrote Keir Giles.