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Russia Is Returning to Soviet Military Strategy

Alexander Golts | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Alexander Golts

With oil prices falling, corrupt officials see defense spending as their last opportunity to pocket government funds -- and they have no intention of sharing that windfall with foreign defense industry competitors. Putin's recently announced policy of substituting Russian goods for previously imported products will enable those senior officials to siphon off a significant portion of budgetary funds.

Don't Prop up Putin by Giving Him an Enemy

Kimberly Marten | Posted 01.24.2015 | World
Kimberly Marten

Putin's post-Soviet regime may be approaching a crucial tipping point in its level of domestic support. Let's hope that the United States doesn't take his bait, and inadvertently prop him back up by giving him a military enemy to fight against.

Putin Blames Ukraine For Obstructing Flight MH17 Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | World

BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused Ukraine's government of interfering with the investigation into the d...

Threat Of 'Terror' Hangs Over Critical Ukraine Vote

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2014 | World

* Ukrainians vote in first-round presidential poll on Sunday * Of 36 million electors, revolt may block 5 million in east ...

Ukraine To Putin: End Blackmail

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

KIEV, April 24 (Reuters) - Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov called on Russia on Thursday to pull troops back from their border, stop ...

Pro-Russia Protesters Seize Ukraine Buildings, Kiev Blames Putin

Reuters | Lina Kushch and Thomas Grove | Posted 06.06.2014 | World

DONETSK/KIEV, Ukraine, April 6 (Reuters) - Pro-Russian protesters seized state buildings in three east Ukrainian cities on Sunday, triggering accusa...

I'm Russian, But I Stand With Ukraine

Nina Kalandadze | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Nina Kalandadze

Russians still consider Ukraine part of Russia. Seeing their neighbor succeed where they have failed would undermine Putin's political stranglehold and energize the Russian people to seek a better future with real democratic reform.

Ukraine Crisis Has Pushed Germany to Center Stage

Josef Joffe | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Josef Joffe

Berlin could have blocked even such modest retaliation. But it did not. This new tack reflects - what? For one, Germany is no longer threatened by Soviet shock armies ensconced at the gates of Hamburg. Second, the Kremlin's gas weapon - Germany gets about 37 percent of its gas from Gazprom - has become a bit blunt. The EU's reserves are overflowing, and farther down the line beckons America's gas bonanza. Third, the Germans are watching the U.S., their old "security lender of the last resort," going into retraction mode. Hence, a fresh look at self-help.

Former German Leader Questions Response To Putin

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

At a public forum hosted by the German weekly Die Zeit, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder questioned the response of the Western powers to Pu...

Putin, Ukraine and Anti-Semitism: It's Real

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Anyone who dismisses the resurgence of Nazism in the former Soviet Union is, well, doing a disservice to the truth, historical memory and the Jewish community. The history and severity of anti-Semitism in Ukraine is of such enormity as to touch millions across the world.

Putin Is A Candidate For The Nobel Peace Prize

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.06.2014 | World

President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, according to director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Geir Lundestad. The announ...