Regions / Russia
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.
Is Iran President Hassan Rouhani trying to open up Iran like Mikhail Gorbachev did Russia?
China’s good relations with states at odds with each other could yield results at the negotiating table soon.
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.