Posts Tagged: Vladimir Putin
The deadlock in the UN Security Council combined with Russia’s disregard for Western approval have the U.S. and its allies stymied.
Political divisions in Ukraine are more accurately explained by historic preferences and influence of the local elites than by language.
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.
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.