Regions / Russia
The case of Sovietologists’ inability to foresee the end of the Soviet Union grows curiouser and curiouser.
Even as we condemn the introduction of Russian troops in Crimea, we have to remember that the Cold War is over—and both sides must act that way.
Russia’s response to the Ukrainian crisis and the Olympic Games in Sochi are essentially rooted in the same impetus: Putin’s geopolitical ambitions.
Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization.
The very fact that Ukrainian protesters can oust their leader and plunge their country into political uncertainty testifies to the diminished influence of the major international players trying to control outcomes in Kiev.
Russia’s Olympic success and growth are meaningless if xenophobia continues to dominate its society.
Russia’s President Putin may have induced Ukraine’s President Yanukovych to crack down violently on protesters.
Climate change is literally melting down the list of available host venues for the Winter Olympics.
The Winter Olympics in Sochi have brought renewed scrutiny to vulnerabilities that could undermine Russia's ongoing ambitions for international prestige.
Apparently Hitler seems to have forgotten that eliminating Jews would cause a crippling brain drain from Germany.