REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev - An armed pro-Russian separatist stands on part of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane after it crashed near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014.
A New Tragedy in Ukraine: The Shootdown of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17
July 17, 2014,
The downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 increasingly appears to have been a tragic mistake made by pro-Russian rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine. Steven Pifer and Hannah Thoburn look at the evidence and argue for the quick establishemnt of an international investigative committee.