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The situation in which Ukraine finds itself is the president's own doing, and was sealed when Yanukovych secretly met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last month.
In the bedroom that also serves as Stefanie Weisman's office, a cheap, crisply creased paper map of the world is taped to the wall over the bed. Its c...
Australian activist Colin Russell was today released from a St. Petersburg detention center, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be freed on bail after the seizure of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise more than two months ago.
The turn of events brings to light two features of existing EU policy: the relative weakness of EU incentives and the continuing problems for countries in the post-Soviet space to evade Russia's influence.
One year ago Russia adopted a "foreign agents law" that imposes restrictions on civil society organizations that take foreign funding. Since then more than a thousand independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been subjected to unannounced inspections.
Ukraine's decision to freeze its signing of a trade and cooperation agreement with the EU in favor of a closer relationship with Russia constitutes a stunning triumph for Vladimir Putin, a major geopolitical defeat for the West, and a tragedy for the long suffering Ukrainian people.
The fact that the U.S. red line has evolved from "no enrichment of uranium" to "no nuclear bomb" has been the chief facilitator of this accord. Although this is carefully and correctly called merely a first step, it is a historic win-win for all parties.
Watching the Asia-Pacific slide into chaos, or become a vast Chinese lake, while remaining fatefully fixated on highly questionable Middle Eastern agendas could be disastrous. It would certainly be foolhardy.
He sailed to save the Arctic, and now he's captive to the Russian legal system. It's not right, and it must end.
Something you won't see in the Alcoholics Anonymous handbook: while staying at the White House during WWII, legendary British Prime Minister Churchil...
Last week IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing company famed for its easily assembled furniture and deliciously horsey meatballs, failed to take a stand for equality and inclusion when it removed an interview of a lesbian couple from its Russian IKEA catalog.
Now that the Syrian war has arrived to Lebanon through the suicide bombing that took place in front of the Iranian embassy this week, the country has ...
World leaders and celebrities have spoken out in defense of the activists called the Greenpeace 30. In September, these occupants of a Greenpeace vessel were plucked from their boat by Russian authorities after staging a protest on an oil rig in the Arctic Ocean, and now face the prospect of spending years in a Russian prison.
How Tornadoes ARE Influenced By Climate Change Tornadoes ARE influenced by climate change, despite a recent, misinformed New York Times Op-ed. Grante...
The Russian government almost assuredly knew about these mercenaries. Are there more companies like the Slavonic Corps, or was this the first disastrous test of the idea to send Russian mercenaries to Syria?