Regions / Russia
They had been on the State Department's watch list, but were further downgraded in this years's Trafficking in Persons report.
Republicans oppose U.S. cooperation with Russia on NATO missile defense.
Hasn't Chechen separatists' beef always been with Russia?
In part, the Vietnam War was perceived as a message that the U.S. would not be intimidated by a Chinese nuclear-weapons program.
During the Cold War, nuclear deterrence failed to thwart crises, which were subsequently solved with good, old politics.
Historian Ward Wilson pokes holes in the mythology of nuclear weapons.
Missile defense cuts off the nose to spite the face.
Vladimir Putin's pledge to improve the Russian child welfare system parallels his intention to fill the void left by not renewing Nunn-Lugar.
Russian officials seek to create the Dima Yakovlev List in retaliation to the Magnitsky list.
The United States chose an inopportune time to lift restrictions on Russia and normalize trade relations.