If the events in Ukraine are to appear as more than a series of disconnected events, you really must take the long view. So if you want to understand why it looked last night as though war was about to break out in the Crimea, perhaps take a look at this piece of analysis by Stratfor. It's a company that focuses on geography and history to explain what is happening in the world. Stratfor makes its money by signing up paying subscribers, but makes some of its work freely available. The book from which this is taken, The next hundred years, is also worth reading.
The Telegraph's graduate training scheme is open for applications, with a closing date of November 29.
Some details of the scheme site are on the Telegraph's web site, although rather cunningly they don't include any instructions as to how to actually apply - presumably applicants have to demonstrate some investigative journalism in finding out.