StormCloudsGathering has an interesting overview on the recent events in Ukraine:
Why has Uncle Sam resorted to this collision course with Russia? Were they so overconfident on their gamesmanship that they couldn't see any downside resulting from it? It seems to me that the current trends could result in spillover into various parts of Europe, including even reigniting the Balkans conflict. We should worry that this doesn't somehow bring AlQaeda, ISI and jihadism back into the West's good books. Howsoever unlikely that may sound, you can never be too sure.