The Ukraine crisis continues. At this stage, no one can safely predict where the country will be a month from now, let alone a year down the road.
Nonetheless, a few things appear crystal-clear.
First, history will record this as a high-stakes, even defining, crisis. What happens in Ukraine matters -- first and foremost, of course, to the Ukrainian people -- but it doesn't stop there. The reverberations can already be felt across the region and beyond.