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Russia: And the Danger of an Irrelevant Gas Station

Edward Goldberg | Posted 10.20.2015 | World
Edward Goldberg

It is the declining power, Russia, that is both threatened by the global order and threatening to the global order, that has nothing to lose in trying to reshuffle the deck. Russia is the only major economy that, beyond a collapsing energy market, has no skin in the globalized game.

Kitchen Philosophy on Obama and Putin in Syria

Inna Naroditskaya | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Inna Naroditskaya

The familiarity of a Russia-U.S. Cold War obscures the real enemy, the expanding horror of Islamic extremism, flood of homeless people, and the globally routine acceptance of the horror of terrorism.

New Film Exposes Russia's Mass Murder of Ukrainians, Aggression that Continues Today

Diane M. Francis | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

Finally, a film will be released in the new year that portrays Stalin's monstrous policies and how they brought about The Great Famine of 1933, known in Ukrainian as the Holodomor (death by starvation).

Putin's Airstrikes on Syria Are Not What You Think

Said Elias Dawlabani | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Said Elias Dawlabani

Since Russian President Vladamir Putin began his military air campaign in Syria last week, Western media has been clamoring to explain his motivation. Most of the analysis so far has been incomplete or half-baked at best.

"It's Your Allies, Stupid" -- America's Greater Middle East Disaster (Pt 2)

Barry Lando | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

America may still be the greatest military power on the planet by far, but across the Greater Middle East the U.S. is being challenged, its standing subverted, its reputation diminished -- not only by its enemies, but, even more, by its supposed allies.

Trump Should Be Speaker -- And Still Run For President. Seriously

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
Paul Abrams

Trump as Speaker would also be the greatest campaign move in history. It is not a time-consuming job; all you have to do is make top-line decisions and make deals. The House would no longer be a place for bickering. Everyone would have an incredible time, and put the "grand" back in "Grand Old Party."

Russia in Syria - Opportunism or Opportunity?

Amir Madani | Posted 10.08.2015 | World
Amir Madani

By far the greatest threat to international security is the ideological terrorism of Daesh and its ilk, backed by extremist clerics who continue to order the masses to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to what they consider "holy war" in Syria.

U.S. Lawmakers Reportedly Probing Spying Lapses In Russia

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

By Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapse...

Putin Celebrated His Birthday Exactly How You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin is living his best birthday life. He celebrated on Wednesday true to form with an art exhibit called "Putin's Univers...

Putin's Pivot in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Battle Against Its Corrupt Elites

Diane M. Francis | Posted 10.08.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

Putin is pivoting and wants to withdraw from the Donbas but keep Crimea, according to Iegor Soboliev, the head of the Ukrainian parliament's anti-corruption committee.

Russia Backs Syrian Forces In Major Assault On Insurgents

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

By Sylvia Westall and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian warplanes mounted what appeared to be their ...

Iraq Wants Russia To Have A Bigger Role Than U.S.

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

BAGHDAD, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Iraq may request Russian airstrikes against Islamic State on its soil soon and wants Moscow to have a bigger role than the ...

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...

Russia: Air Strikes Hit 10 ISIS Targets In Syria

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Russian planes have flown 20 sorties in Syria and struck 10 Islamic State targets in the past 24 hours, the country's defens...

Putin Scores Another Much-Needed Win in Syria

Ian Bremmer | Posted 10.05.2015 | 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.

Russia Says Its Airstrikes In Syria Are Perfectly Legal. Are They?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

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

What Putin's Airstrikes Mean For Syria, And Russia

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

Russia carried out a series of airstrikes within Syria on Wednesday, in a dramatic escalation of Moscow's involvement in the deadly Syrian civil war. ...

US Official: Russia Has Started Air Strikes In Syria

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in the Kremlin's biggest Middle East intervention in decades,...

Is The Thucydides Trap for the U.S. and China? A Response to Graham Allison

Mary Buffett | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Mary Buffett

This week the Atlantic Magazine published "The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?" by Graham Allison. I have a great deal of respect for Graham Allison and he lays out a series of compelling arguments. But I believe he will be proven wrong in this case.

Russian Resources Start to Flow Into Renewable Energy

Woodrow Clark | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Woodrow Clark

For Russia, the ability to develop a viable renewable energy sector carries a special significance.

Next Wave of Migrants Will Be from Ukraine

Diane M. Francis | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

Without relief, Europe may end up with another deluge of asylum seekers, this time from Ukraine. Already, Russia's occupation of nine percent of Ukraine has displaced 1.4 million internally and continuing military incursions will result in the dislocation of millions more.

HuffPost Rise Morning Newsbrief, September 29

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

Welcome to the HuffPost Rise Morning Newsbrief, a short wrap-up of the news to help you start your day....

Vladimir Putin Wants A New UN Resolution To Fight ISIS His Way

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Russia plans to soon introduce a United Nations Security Council resolution that would aim to reshape the global fight against the I...

What Happened The Last Time Putin Spoke At The United Nations

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, where he returned to the stage after a decade hiatus. A treme...

U.S. To Make New Diplomatic Push On Syria, Talk To Iran

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will try to launch a new initiative for a political solution in Syria during meetin...