Regions / Russia
Some see Putin's Russia as a counterweight to U.S. global meddling. But Moscow is increasingly mimicking Washington's worst behavior.
Domestic-policy successes such as paid family leave count for little if the U.S. is at war with Russia.
The United States never tires of finding ways to needlessly aggravate Russia.
Astounding increases in the danger of nuclear weapons have paralleled provocative foreign policy decisions that needlessly incite tensions between Washington and Moscow.
Russia and China enabled Syrian President Assad’s war on his own people.
Obama’s approach to nukes will be his most significant legacy — as well as his most salient failure.
From the comfortable alt-rock of PJ Harvey to the hypnotic antagonism of Anohni, new protest music offers a relief from the official rhythms of war and peace.
Russia’s behavior resembles that of a small country such as North Korea more than a superpower.
If even Saudi Arabia is ready to move away from its reliance on petroleum, we're indeed entering a new world — one in which the titans of oil production will no longer hold sway over our lives.
After the Cold War ended, many of the safeguards preventing war between Russia and the West have been allowed to lapse.