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.
'For the Kremlin, and the wider elites that support it, the fate of Ukraine is a vital interest. They’ve tied Ukraine’s future to their own,' said James Sherr
'Even if it (the referendum) were legitimate, the two choices presented to Crimean voters offer them no option for leaving Russian control,' wrote Keir Giles
'Those citizens who were content with Crimea remaining part of Ukraine on the same basis as it has been for the last 20 years do not have a voice in this referendum. There is no third option available,' said Keir Giles.