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Obama: Putin Is Not 'Challenging' My 'Leadership'

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.12.2015 | Media

President Barack Obama exchanged testy words with "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft on Sunday over Russian President Vladmir Putin and the Syrian...

Russia Responds To U.S. Criticism By Recalling Post-9/11 Support

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Russia strongly rebuffed U.S. criticism of its air strikes in Syria on Tuesday, reminding Washington how it had supported th...

Praise for Putin Is Misplaced, and Dangerous

Cody Cain | Posted 10.05.2016 | World
Cody Cain

It seems fashionable in some circles to praise Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, for being some sort of a hero for world peace and justice.

Putin Scores Another Much-Needed Win in Syria

Ian Bremmer | Posted 10.02.2016 | World
Ian Bremmer

Times are hard in today's Russia. At some point, Russians will expect their powerful leader to deliver better times at home. To delay that day of judgment a little longer, Putin needs victories -- particularly those that burnish Russia's image as a world power. Once again, he's getting them. For now, he's on a roll -- and an international force to be reckoned with.

Why Can't Russia and China Help Police the World?

Tom Mullen | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics
Tom Mullen

If taking on some of the burden of fighting ISIS simultaneously allows Russia to maintain its single military base in the Middle East, more power to them. And if China wants to waste its money pouring sand onto reefs in the ocean off its coast, American taxpayers derive no benefit from trying to stop them.

The Best Thing To Come Out Of The U.N. Meeting Was This Picture

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

The United Nations general assembly met for its 70th session in New York City on Monday, where world leaders mingled and delivered speeches about the ...

Obama, Putin Will Meet Next Week In New York At Putin's Request

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week while both men are in New York f...

Obama Tells Putin In Call To Agree To Ukraine Peace Deal

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss escalating violence in eastern U...

The Curious Incident of Putin's 'Asperger's Syndrome'

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 04.08.2015 | World
Eliot Borenstein

What do a measles outbreak in Disneyland and Washington's panic over Russia's leadership have in common? Both of them are red scares that should have died out by the 1960s. And, as of today, they have one more thing in common: junk science about autism.

Two Cheers for Obama's Ukraine Policy

David W. Kearn | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
David W. Kearn

While many hawkish observers in Washington demanded a more overt and energetic response from the Obama administration, the past six months can only be seen as vindication of President Obama's diplomacy toward Russia and proof of the abject failure of the shortsighted and domestically driven foreign policy of Vladimir Putin.

Obama, Vladimir Putin Speak Briefly On Beijing Summit Sidelines

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics

(Adds Russian comment, background) BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke ...

Putin Compares Kiev To Nazis, Boasts Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

* Russia proposes "corridor" for encircled Kiev troops * "Best not to mess with us," says defiant Putin * EU ministers d...

Obama To Putin: Deep Concerns About Ukrainian Rebels

Posted 08.01.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reiterate concern about Russia's support of separatists i...

MH17: Cold War Replay?

John Feffer | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

Before this war in Ukraine claims more victims and sends U.S.-Russian relations into a deep freeze, both Obama and Putin need to realize that both sides benefit a great deal more from cooperation than confrontation.

Obama Sends Warning To Putin

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to support peace in Ukraine and said Mo...

Obama, Putin Spoke On Sidelines Of D-Day Event

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

BENOUVILLE, France, June 6 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin held brief talks on the sidelines of D-Day a...

Hollande Will Avoid An Awkward Dinner Between Putin And Obama By Eating Twice

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

In an effort to smooth potential tension and just make things less awkward for everyone in general, French President Francois Hollande will be eating ...

What's So Terrible About Obama's Foreign Policy?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

Obama has understood from the beginning that, in certain global situations, American power is severely limited. Despite the overwhelming US military arsenal, we cannot police the world as we wish -- unless we want to risk miring ourselves in new Iraqs and Afghanistans. Our best use of our power is to use our diplomatic skills to resolve disputes without resort to armed action. Obama is now trying to do this in Syria, Iran, North Korea, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and in Ukraine. Obama's pragmatism may sometimes seem too cautious or too "small ball" -- but, so far, over six years he has kept the peace, brought our troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan, and saved our country from wars in Syria, Iran and Ukraine. Not a terrible record after all.

Emily Swanson

Americans Think Putin Would Just Let Obama Drown | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Last week, the world learned that Barack Obama would, in fact, save Vladimir Putin from drowning. But according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll, Americans d...

White House Warns Russia Of Further Costs Over Ukraine Action

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

By Jeff Mason and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) - The White House warned Russia on Monday that it would face further ...

Obama Calls On Putin To Pull Back Troops

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

(Adds comments on Putin) WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said Russia's troop buildup on the Ukraine ...

Sam Stein

Obama: Romney Was Wrong On Russia, Still Is | Sam Stein | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ever since Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea, U.S. conservatives have gleefully recalled how President Barack Obama condescendingly dismisse...

Obama, G7 Leaders Confer On How To Pressure Russia

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

(Updates with start of G7 talks, Russian, Ukrainian ministers to meet, OSCE monitors arrive) * Obama calls for imposing cost on Russia...

Obama to Putin: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Dear President Obama: It is important to remember that whatever moral leverage you may have had in the court of world opinion has been sacrificed by the precedents set by previous American presidents who did not do what you say Mr. Putin should do -- obey international law.

Putin, Ukraine and Syria: Russia's Carrots and Sticks

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.24.2014 | World
Richard Brodsky

To many in the West, Vladimir Putin seems mysterious, as well as deeply troubling. Troubling he is. But mysterious not so much.