One can debate whether America should insert itself militarily into the Syrian conflict. It is far less debatable that by selling weapons to al-Assad, Russia has precipitated Obama's recent decision to arm the Syria rebels, initiating an American role in this military conflict.
Russian Week in London (May 31-June 5) was full of surprises. Bonhams had the top lot and Sotheby's the worst sale. Expect Halley's Comet to return be...
Recent developments and atmospherics may presage closer cooperation between Russia and Turkey, and probably with some intent.
The cool political relations between Russia and the United States can be - and need to be - balanced with civil society engagement. The people of Russia and the United States are able to transcend political strife, to support each other, and to develop friendly relations and understanding.
The story of whether or not Russian leader Vladimir Putin stole the Super Bowl ring of New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft has generated cross-contin...
Wow. There is a quiet sea change happening in the Middle East. The 2013 Iranian Election will mark the end of one cycle, and the beginning of another.
As a result of Russia's quest to quash free speech for all and persecute its LGBT citizens in particular, I suddenly feel very connected to Russia, and the Russian in me is screaming. My heritage may not always be at the forefront of how I identify, but it is an undeniable part of me.
If the odds play in favor of Saeed Jalili and he wins the presidential election, Tehran is likely to face greater regional and international isolation, economic deterioration and higher inflation.
Western governments intend to head next week to the summit of the Group of Eight (G8) - which includes the seven Western industrial countries plus Rus...
Since President Putin's election, Russian authorities have intensified their assault on basic freedoms and undermined rule of law. This crackdown should be a matter of grave concern to the United States.
Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), warns global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions set an all-time high in 2012, throwing the world off its path to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius by 2020.
The Syrian civil war is now, for all intents and purposes, a regional and international conflict. It was exactly that for quite some time, but this week it has become too obvious even for all those who somehow hoped, against all odds, that the carnage is just an internal Syrian affair.
As a father, I question myself: what am I -- and what are we - -going to do over the next two decades to ensure that our children, when their time has come to lead, have a better world in front of them, just as we have had?
Post-Soviet Russia has, by and large, avoided such heavy-handed tactics. However, the latest string of high-profile emigrants suggests the Kremlin may be turning the screws on previously untouchable figures.
The internet has never been a perfect tool for advancing democracy and human rights. Despite the most optimistic techno-utopian projections, the inte...
Robert Morgenthau used to have a framed Oliphant cartoon in his office. It comically depicted the attempt by the newly inaugurated President Nixon to fire Morgenthau, a Democrat, from his then position as U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York.