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An Alliance of Necessity: Putin's Russia Enjoys a Strategic Partnership With Israel

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
Jared Feldschreiber

The Russian-Israeli partnership is crucial, given the perils and unpredictability of today's regional tensions. Their shared interests champion security and other geopolitical issues, and underscore deep-seated historical ties that bind the countries.

Russian Arms, Syria and the Price of Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Clearly there is a correlation between Middle East tensions and high oil prices. Are we seeing a replay of Russian policies that solidified Iranian intransigence on matters nuclear, thereby exacerbating those tensions to bring about significantly higher oil prices?

President Putin's Cold War Thinking With Azerbaijan

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

The Gabala Radar Station is a symbolic yet pivotal actor in the missile defense question that has preoccupied the U.S. and Russian for some years. Its fate symbolizes Russia's new President's attitude toward the former Soviet satellites.

Can Vladimir Putin Save The World's Endangered Tigers?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Patrick Winn BANGKOK, Thailand -- Asia's most venerated beast, the tiger, is being wiped out by those most obsessed with its folky mystique. De...

America's Chickens Come Home to Roost

Dr. John Salerno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. John Salerno

Russia, like the European Union, has issued a ban on birds raised using standard American practices. As a result their chicken is more flavorful, more healthy but also more expensive.

Vladimir Putin Signals Plan To Reclaim Old Job As Russian President

guardian.co.uk | Luke Harding and David Hearst in Moscow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Vladimir Putin today gave his strongest indication so far that he is planning to get his old job back as president, hinting that he is considering a r...

Goodwill From Russia: Kremiln Agrees To Allow US Weapon Shipments To Afghanistan

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russia said Friday it will allow the United States to ship weapons across its territory to Afghanistan, a long-sought move that bolster...

Putin's First Column: 'Why It's Hard To Fire People'

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Shaun Walker in Moscow | The Independent In the past year he's been painting pictures, singing songs, and demonstrating his expert judo moves. Th...

Putin's Lesson

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

As Putin watched the U.S plunge into two wars in the Middle East, he saw a power vacuum in his neighborhood. He was playing old-fashioned power politics while his "friend" Bush was trying to remake Arabia.

Putin's Bizarre Kremlin Appearance: Jokes About Snot, Flirts With Supporter

Reuters | Conor Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vladimir Putin's four-hour performance at the Kremlin on Thursday mixed flirtatious banter with metaphors about snot and showed a gift for sarcastic b...

Hillary Says Putin Has No Soul

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This isn't going to play well in Moscow. Speaking in Hampton this evening, Hillary Rodham Clinton said the president of Russia "doesn't have a soul."...

Putin Endorses Deputy Prime Minister As Successor, Seen As A Moderate

New York Times | CLIFFORD J. LEVY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Vladimir V. Putin endorsed as his successor today Dmitri A. Medvedev, a young protégé with no background in the state security services an...

Putin Set To Consolidate Power As Russians Vote In Elections Heavily Criticized By The West

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Russians voted Sunday in a parliamentary election where the only question was whether President Vladimir Putin's party would win a strong majority of ...