Regions / Russia
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.
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.