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With Turkey Bashing, Putin Seeks to Save Face

Sevda Zeynalova | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Sevda Zeynalova

Photo credit: Zaman, Turgut Engin Downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets on the Turkish-Syrian border has provided an enabling environment fo...

Escaping the Perils of Group-think

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

Western policy in Ukraine and some other places shows signs of "group-think" among decision-makers. Almost everyone among advisors wants to be thought of as being "on the team."

How Will Europe's New Foreign Policy Chief Cope With the "Ring of Instability"?

Fabrizio Tassinari | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Fabrizio Tassinari

Europe is surrounded by a ring of instability. With conflicts festering from Ukraine to Iraq to Libya, the perennially elusive question is what Europe stands for. How do its values, interests, and ambitions fit into an increasingly unruly world? The nomination of the new European foreign policy chief last weekend looks like yet another missed opportunity to provide an answer.

Kerry Paying the Price for Obama's Failures

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Raghida Dergham

John Kerry failed because President Barack Obama did nothing more than wish him good luck, while leaving him out in the open, like a naked emperor, without the tools to exercise an emperor's powers.

Russia Is Back

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jonathan Adelman

The news is full of the words and sightings of the brilliant Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his somewhat mercurial President Vladimir Putin. Clearly Russia seems back. But, is this for real or only a temporary interlude?

The Obama Administration's Syrian Double Standard

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

If the Obama administration continues on its present course and does not confront the Russian-Syrian arms transfers with tougher resolve, it won't be merely "leading from behind"; it will be turning its back on the growing humanitarian catastrophe.

Russian Official Irked By Biden

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is criticizing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's recent comments about Russia as a throwback to t...