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

Tom Mullen | Posted 09.29.2015 | 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.

Putin Lashes Out At The U.S. For Going After FIFA

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

By Darya Korsunskaya and Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, May 28 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Russia's right to host the 2018 s...

Putin Scores 8 Goals During Game Against NHL Veterans

AP | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has played in an exhibition hockey game and scored one goal after another on assists from retired NHL...

These Photos Of Young Putin Give A Rarely Seen Look At Russia's Leader

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.13.2015 | World

The sometimes shirtless, usually serious image of Russian President Vladimir Putin is a ubiquitous sight in international politics. As one of the most...

By Misunderstanding Crimea, the West Is Pushing Russia Further Away

Ilaria Parogni | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Ilaria Parogni

The rights of minorities might be under threat, but for many residents of the peninsula, life under the new flag is good enough -- and international observers still struggle to accept this.

Putin Offers Cooperation With Greece After Meeting With Tsipras

AP | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin offered Wednesday to increase cooperation with Greece on energy and industry — but stopped short o...

Where In The World Is Vladimir Putin?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.15.2015 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn't been seen in public in 10 days, and the world is starting to wonder why. Putin's absence has stretched fro...

Putin's Spokesman Dismisses Rumors About Russian Leader's Poor Health

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.12.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Speculation is swirling in Russia about the state of Vladimir Putin's health, as an unusual spell outside the public eye fuels the rum...

Merkel Declines Putin's Invite For WWII Commemoration In Moscow

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

BERLIN, March 11 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an official ceremony in Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of...

Bildt: Merkel Is Best To Solve The Crisis With Putin

The European | Max Tholl and Florian Guckelsberger | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

Carl Bildt, a former prime minister and foreign minister of Sweden, is one of Europe’s leading statesmen. He is also a member of the Steering Co...

Putin Signs New Russian Military Doctrine

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, the Kremlin said in a statement on Friday. ...

Putin Accuses West Of Trying To Sideline Russia In Major Speech

AP | LAURA MILLS and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursda...

Putin Says He Won't Be Russia's President For Life

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 202...

The British Embassy In Ukraine Trolls Russia On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

The latest foreign office to engage in the increasingly popular sport of Twitter-trolling the Kremlin is Britain's embassy in Ukraine, which on Wednes...

'No Putin -- No Russia'

Georgy Bovt | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
Georgy Bovt

Russia's ruling class, taking its cue from the president, has completely shifted into a world of its own, replete with a separate set of ideas, values and principles. And the problem is not whether the Russian or Western world is more "correct," but that the two sides have conclusively formed separate camps, unable to understand and unwilling to even listen to each other.

Putin Orders Troops Away From Ukraine Border

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 10.12.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, acc...

Vladimir Putin Is Hercules -- At Least In This New Art Exhibit For His Birthday

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

If, for some reason, you have ever wondered what Russian President Vladimir Putin might look like as Hercules, then the art world has finally provided...

Putin's Latest Iron Curtain Call -- Ukraine

Dr. Richard Chasdi | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Dr. Richard Chasdi

We need to hold the line against Vladimir Putin's drive to reassert Russian hegemony in Ukraine, but it is necessary to understand the political and historical context behind his actions to provide the perspective needed as U.S. foreign policy alternatives are crafted.

Ukraine's President Pledges To Give The Country's East More Autonomy

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the pro-R...

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...

Finland Suspects Russia Of Violating Its Airspace

AP | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Defense Ministry said it suspects a Russian military aircraft on Thursday violated Finnish airspace — the third such inc...

Being Pro-West Doesn't Mean Being Anti-Russian

Pyotr Romanov | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Pyotr Romanov

Although rhetoric on both sides can create the impression that Russia is either for or against the West, we should remember that Russia has often walked a middle line. Its unique view of the world is a direct consequence of its history, and not one that should be reduced to the strident positions of either the Europhiles or the Slavophiles.

Understand Putin by Understanding What Scares Him Most: Democracy

Vladislav Inozemtsev | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Vladislav Inozemtsev

Putin's professional career was twice overturned by the democratic process, and consequently he sees it as his greatest threat.

Nailing Shut 'Window to Europe' Will Empower Russian Nationalists

Ivan Sukhov | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Ivan Sukhov

The most frightening possible result of sanctions is that the West could nail shut the "window to Europe" that Russia has been laboring hard to develop ever since Peter the Great first built it at tremendous cost in the early 18th century.

Former Russian Finance Minister Fears Putin Is Isolating The Country

ITAR-TASS | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

MOSCOW, July 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Some forces in Russia are interested in the country's isolation but the Russian business wants to invest in global marke...