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The Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe Is Greater Today Than During the Cold War

William J.Perry | Posted 01.20.2016 | World
William J.Perry

I believe that we are now on the verge of a new nuclear arms race, and that we are drifting back to a Cold War mentality.

Putin Wishes Obama Happy July Fourth

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2016 | World

MOSCOW, July 4 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called for dialog based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States on ...

Moscow Issues Travel Warning Over U.S. 'Hunt' For Russians

Posted 05.22.2015 | World

MOSCOW, May 22 (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry has warned its citizens traveling abroad of the risks posed by U.S. law enforcement bodies and sp...

Moscow Condemns 'Anti-Russian Campaign' In U.S.

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

MOSCOW, April 3 (Reuters) - Russia expressed outrage on Friday over a "frenzied anti-Russian campaign" by U.S. media and political analysts, stepping ...

Ignoring 'Cold War II' Won't Make It Go Away

Pyotr Romanov | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Pyotr Romanov

Ordinary citizens remain calm because of the simple fact that they typically do not know the full picture -- nor do they try to know it. It is easier to live that way. Just the same, it is time to wake up and recognize what is happening. This is no Hollywood blockbuster unfolding outside our windows, but a force majeure of international proportions. True, it is not the first that the world has experienced, but knowing what hardships previous conflicts have brought to mankind should motivate us to try to prevent any more from occurring.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

From The Blame Game To Half Confessions, Here's How Global Leaders Are Reacting To The CIA Torture Report | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee's intensely critical report on the CIA's torture program, a summary of which was released last Tuesda...

The U.S. Wants to Contain Russia But Cooperate With China

Zheng Yu | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Zheng Yu

The U.S. government believes that, as the inheritor of tsarist Russia and Soviet Union, Russia has expansionist and hegemonic traditions that China doesn't have. It believes Russia always has policies that challenge and attempt to supplant the existing international order while China doesn't. In many circumstances, China sees itself as a beneficiary of the current international order.

From Spy Film Fanatic To One Of The World's Most Powerful Men

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

We all know the name Vladimir Putin. From his oppression of Russia's LGBT community to his invasion of Ukraine to his unyielding support for the Syria...

Russia Accuses U.S. Of 'Kidnapping' Alleged Hacker

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

(Adds U.S. comments, paragraph 7) WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, July 8 (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of violating a bil...

The Winner of the U.S.-Russia Conflict in Ukraine: China

Artyom Lukin | Posted 06.17.2014 | World
Artyom Lukin

The leadership in Beijing must be secretly delighted watching the struggle between Russia and the West. The Ukraine mess can seriously poison Moscow's relations with Washington and Brussels for a long time to come, thus reducing their mutual ability to coordinate policies on the major issues in world politics. One such issue, perhaps the most important, concerns geopolitical risks associated with China's rise and its impact on the global economic and military balance. The Western push to "isolate" Russia may prove self-defeating. Rather than forcing Moscow to withdraw from Ukraine, it will draw it closer to Beijing.

Piercing the Veneer of Russia's Recent Syrian Proposal

Colin Wolfgang | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Colin Wolfgang

Is the example we want to set that the only repercussion for using chemical weapons against your citizens is simply that you no longer have the privilege to possess said chemical weapons (which were illegal even before they were used to kill innocent civilians)?

Russia Defiant As U.S. Raises Pressure Over Snowden

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

By Lidia Kelly and James Pomfret MOSCOW/HONG KONG, June 24 (Reuters) - Russia defied White House pressure on Monday to expel former U....

Are Children Today’s Iron Ore? Russia’s Adoption Ban and International Diplomacy

Yasmine Ergas | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Yasmine Ergas

As the lives of Americans -- and almost everyone else -- become increasingly transnational, states will realize that they can negotiate over children, students, lovers, the ailing and the elderly just as profitably as they have always done over arms and chicken feed.

Pass the Magnitsky Bill

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

Short-sighted attempts to placate the Russian bear to get immediate diplomatic help mortgage our future. America should not make deals by walking over the mangled fingers of tortured, 37-year-old lawyers. We are better than that.

Putin's Choice

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Russia needs to "reset" its relationship with its own people by respecting their right to freedom of speech and assembly, and work toward shaping a political system that is more inclusive and transparent.

U.S. Senate Resolution On Georgia Fuels 'Revanchist Mood' Moscow Says

Posted 10.01.2011 | World

MOSCOW, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Russia criticised on Monday a U.S. Senate resolution calling for Moscow to withdraw troops from Georgia's breakaway regions,...

A Place for Human Rights at the U.S -Russia Summit

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul LeGendre

Next week Obama meets with President Medvedev in Moscow. It would be a mistake to let human rights concerns go unaddressed, since the incidence of racist attacks there has grown by 15 percent.