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Putin Sanctions Must Remain...He's on the Ropes

Diane M. Francis | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Diane M. Francis

The recent backroom bi-laterals talks between the United States and Russia about Ukraine have caused anxiety in the region, raised hopes that sanctions could be lifted, and elevated Russian President Vladimir Putin's status to super power level.

A New Chapter in the Scandal of Russian Troops Begging for Food

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

News coverage of the trial of a Russian soldier accused of killing all seven members of an Armenian family in 2015 has revived the issue of Russian neglect and mistreatment of its troops.

Cover-Up Suspected As Russia Names 'Mastermind' Behind Critic's Assassination

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.29.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Russian police named a Chechen man as the alleged mastermind behind the high-profile murder of opposition leader Boris Nem...

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

NATO's Invitation of Montenegro Betrays Folly and Lack of Strategic Vision

David Oualaalou | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

The 66½-year-old, 28-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization has had its hands full lately over rising Mideast tensions, particularly NATO member T...

Russian News Stations Air 'Secret' Plans For Nuclear Weapons

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.13.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said plans for a new submarine-launched nuclear torpedo shown on Kremlin-controlled t...

Kremlin: Russian Ban On Flights To Egypt Will Last Months

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.10.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow's ban on all flights to Egypt in the wake of a Russian plane crash will last for at least several months, the Kremlin chie...

Putin's Press: How Russia's President Makes The News

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.24.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Nataliya Rostova, a chroni...

Confused About Russia's Intentions in Syria? Putin Wants You to Be.

Ben Judah | Posted 10.09.2015 | World
Ben Judah

Western diplomats are fond of legally and neatly putting things in boxes. Kremlin tactics are quite the opposite. Russian military thinking doesn't see a clean breakdown between what are weapons of war and what are civilian tools, or what are propaganda forums and what are channels for frank talks. The diplomats and talks are part of the offensive.

Putin the Terrible: Understanding Russia's New Tsar

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 10.03.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Putin may be a child of the KGB but he is also a son of mother Russia and he has an uncanny knack for knowing what characteristics Russians want to see in their leaders.

Ukraine: In the Midst of War, Debate Swirls Around Soviet-Era Famine

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.13.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Even as the conflict with Russian-backed separatists smolders, Kiev has ratcheted up a no less ferocious PR war. Hoping to bolster its case against Moscow, Ukraine as well as the country's foreign Diaspora have zeroed in on the Stalinist-induced famine of 1932-33.

Russia Destroys Western Food To Mark 1 Year Of Sanctions

AP | Katie Nelson | Posted 08.12.2015 | World

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Is MH17 Putin's Katyn Wood Massacre?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Blocking accountability and seeking to blame others for its crimes, even when premeditated is a KGB tactic, but only marginally successful. Putin should have learned the lesson that the truth is bound to come through.

Putin Says Russia Is Beefing Up Its Nuclear Arsenal

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

By Maria Tsvetkova KUBINKA, Russia, June 16 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would add more than 40 new in...

Russia Steps Up Propaganda Push With Online 'Kremlin Trolls'

Associated Press | IULIIA SUBBOTOVSKA | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lin...

As We Reflect on VE-day, Beware the Sin of Omission

Nicholas Nazar | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Nicholas Nazar

As we remember those who gave their all to ensure our freedoms and liberties, let us also guard against clever appropriations of the memory of blood and sacrifice for political ends.

Indra Devi Was Not Just a Nice Old Lady

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 06.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Michelle has written well and honestly about Indra and the cast of characters who make up the Yogas in the East and the West. She describes how Indra could be variously charming, sympathetic and warm, but also ambitious and ruthless.

Iran Nuclear Deal Pits U.S. Congress Versus U.S. Allies?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The most serious challenge to the nuclear deal may be that it does not at all address the human rights record of the Tehran theocracy or statements challenging the legitimacy of Israel. However, from the perspective of the Obama Administration and most U.S. allies, the nuclear deal is seen as a first step in empowering a more progressive trend with Iran.

Kremlin's Troll Army Is Quiet: Sign of a Coup?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Andrea Chalupa

On Friday, those of us who share factual information about the situation on the ground in Ukraine noticed an eerie silence had befallen Twitter: Why w...

WHERE'S VLAD?

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2015 | World

MOSCOW, March 15 (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on a report from the independent news outlet Dozhd on Sunday that sai...

Grim, Declining Nizhny Novgorod Also Part of Nemtsov's Legacy

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 05.02.2015 | World
Kevin A. Lees

Putin came to power, not in a vacuum, but into a specific context of economic, political and cultural conditions that Boris Nemtsov helped shape, both for better and for worse.

Ukraine: Insider Oligarchs Derail Maidan Revolution

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 04.30.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In the midst of war and heightened nationalism in Ukraine, many demonstrators who participated in protests at Maidan Square just one year ago are gripped with a profound sense of shock and wonder what has happened to their country.

Vladimir Putin's 'Official DJ' Loves His Gay Fans

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russian President Vladimir Putin's ...

Ukraine Needs Political Solution, but Can Diplomacy Succeed Without Weapons?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Perhaps as American and European leaders warn that an AL-Qaeda or ISIS seeks the destruction of "our way of life," we should come to see the Putin danger similarly, but unchallenged he actually has the capacity to deliver on the threat.

Don't Issue Ultimatums To Putin, Kremlin Warns

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be spoken to in the language of ultimatums at talks on the Ukraine crisis, a R...