Regions / Russia
The United States pulled out all stops with Thailand to extradite Viktor Bout.
Arguably the mafia state of Putin's era is an improvement over Stalin's tyranny.
Thailand extradites Viktor Bout to the United States.
The New START treaty is best called an arms affirmation treaty, since ratification will affirm the continued commitment to maintain and fund our nuclear and non-nuclear weapons programs.
Despite the fevered minds of right-wing Russians and Americans, a Chinese military invasion of Siberia is not in the works.
There may be both less and more to Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout than meets the eye.
There is no more fitting way to observe the anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki then to ratify the new strategic arms reduction treaty, argues columnist Frida Berrigan.
Its foreign ministry maintains that Russia is not the only country with a "loose nuke" problem.
If the U.S. thinks the Russians are going to have a falling out with the Turks over the Iran sanctions, then delusion is the order of the day in Washington.
Eastern Europe is caught between two implacable forces. Bulgaria, in particular, might find power in its pivotal position.