Regions / Russia
When it comes to nuclear weapons, the scraps of security that realism ordains we settle for are far from enough to ensure our survival.
We did not need Russian President Vladimir Putin to remind us of the fiction that America’s commitment to values and social practices makes it exceptional in the community of nations.
Russia’s resistance to refer Syria to the ICC runs counter to President Putin’s current campaign to be seen as the good guy focused on diplomatic solutions.
Russian President Putin steps into the peace breach on Syria.
John Kerry may have just accidentally earned himself a Nobel Peace Prize.
President Obama seems torn between standing down and going ahead with a military strike.
Egypt is a study in contrasts with a fundamentally peaceful people ruled by a military junta.
Syria President Assad seems intent on doing everything he can to alienate his allies and make us sympathetic to his often brutal opposition.
What’s the point of retaliating to a nuclear attack that destroys your country?
But the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi provide a key platform to repeal Russian laws against gays.