Posts Tagged: Vladimir Putin
Russia’s response to the Ukrainian crisis and the Olympic Games in Sochi are essentially rooted in the same impetus: Putin’s geopolitical ambitions.
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.
As Ukraine reaches a breaking point, there's a lot more to discuss about U.S. policy than a simple F-bomb.
Russia’s President Putin may have induced Ukraine’s President Yanukovych to crack down violently on protesters.
The Winter Olympics in Sochi have brought renewed scrutiny to vulnerabilities that could undermine Russia's ongoing ambitions for international prestige.
Clashes of colors — red shirts vs. yellow shirts in Thailand, a faded orange revolution in Ukraine — have many people reaching for the rainbow in response.
We don’t have many Nelson Mandelas left, and we don’t really like the more pedestrian politicians that we’ve been saddled with.
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.
Russian President Putin steps into the peace breach on Syria.
But the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi provide a key platform to repeal Russian laws against gays.