Regions / Russia
Many Russians and Americans would rather see their governments helping other countries than hurting them. That means facing some hard truths.
In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"
Our wartime commemorations are the functional equivalent of mounting the heads of our victims on pikes. Are we surprised that others celebrate bloodshed when we do the same?
U.S. saber-rattling over the Ukraine Crisis can lure Russia into war.
There are rising concerns that the Ukraine crisis could lead to nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia.
Some international NGOs promote universal norms and values while others advance the interests of governments. Is it possible to create space for one kind without the other?
Like Singapore’s recently deceased Lee Kuan Yew and China’s Deng Xiaoping, Vladimir Putin is establishing a political succession that ensures continuity for his brand of authoritarianism.
It turns out that that a large-scale conflict in the Asia-Pacific is much more difficult to imagine than China hawks like to pretend.
Washington is responsible for a plethora of global calamities. But Putin's Russia isn't offering an appealing alternative at all.
The new BRICS bank could rival the IMF or fall flat on its face. Either way, it's a sign of shifting global power and influence.