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U.S. Russia Relations

Now Is Not the Time to Give Up on Russia

Stanley Weiss | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

Now is not the time for the U.S. and Europe to give up on Russia. Now is the time for the West to do everything in its power to help Russia realize its vast potential.

Kerry: U.S. Considering Extra Sanctions On Russia

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday the United States and its allies were not prepared to play games with Russia...

Who Wins Hockey's New Cold War? Nobody.

Paul Stewart | Posted 02.04.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

It concerns and disgusts me that there are some folks in North America who are taking a perverse pleasure in the fallout and the collapse of the ruble. Part of the beauty of hockey at its best is its ability to transcend borders and politics.

Are the U.S. and Russian Governments Once Again on the Nuclear Warpath?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

A quarter century after the end of the Cold War and decades after the signing of landmark nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements, are the U.S. and Russian governments once more engaged in a potentially disastrous nuclear arms race with one another?

Not Everything Happening in the Middle East Is Bad

Abdullah Gül | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Abdullah Gül

The removal from Syria of the Assad regime's stockpile of chemical weapons shows that joint efforts can yield positive results. Likewise, by agreeing to extend the international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, the parties to the talks have kept alive the promise of a final deal, which would be a great victory for multilateral diplomacy.

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

Pyotr Romanov | Posted 01.05.2015 | 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.

Joe Biden Condemns Russia's Actions In Ukraine As 'Unacceptable'

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

* Biden visits Kiev on anniversary of pro-EU protests * Kiev accuses Russia of firing artillery across border * U.S. ple...

McLenin's: The Taste of Communism

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

After imposing a "full embargo" on imports from the West, Russia has made it clear that the latest sanctions are politically motivated. Russians are likely to lose access to certain items that have long stopped being viewed as Western luxuries.

Russia Today Versus the World

Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

We get bogged down in daily squabbles in the news. Perhaps it is time for a bigger, broader vision to be advanced on the world stage.

American Plane Crossed Into Sweden To Evade Russian Fighters

The New York Times | MICHAEL R. GORDON | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

WASHINGTON — In an encounter reminiscent of the Cold War, an American reconnaissance plane crossed into Swedish airspace last month as it sought to ...

White House: Tougher Sanctions On Russia Could Come As Soon As Tuesday

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday. ...

MH17: Cold War Replay?

John Feffer | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

Before this war in Ukraine claims more victims and sends U.S.-Russian relations into a deep freeze, both Obama and Putin need to realize that both sides benefit a great deal more from cooperation than confrontation.

Obama's Foreign Policy (or 'Lack Thereof')

Vicky Kelberer | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Vicky Kelberer

Even before the current crises in Ukraine, Syria, and Iraq, criticism of the Obama administration's foreign policy had become so intense that it reached a boiling point over the past year.

Joe Biden Warns Russia Of Greater Costs If It Meddles In Ukraine Election

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

* U.S. on campaign to reassure allies over Ukraine crisis * Russia says Ukraine vote could deepen divisions (Adds meeting with PM P...

The Triumph of Authoritarianism: What Ukraine Reminds Us About the Flaws of Progressives and Conservatives

Bill Shireman | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

As Ukraine recoils from Russia's intense military pressure, I wonder whether democracy will indeed triumph when the history of the Cold War is written, or whether Russia specifically, and authoritarianism more generally, will prove the more powerful force.

How The U.S. Made Its Putin Problem Worse

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

By David Rohde and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK, April 18 (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terror...

Vladimir Putin Says Alaska Is Too Cold To Annex

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Russian President Vladimir Putin quashed the possibility that Russia would annex Alaska while on a question-and-answer call-in show Thursday, adding t...

Sam Stein

Obama: Romney Was Wrong On Russia, Still Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ever since Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea, U.S. conservatives have gleefully recalled how President Barack Obama condescendingly dismisse...

Sabrina Siddiqui

U.S. Officials Are So Stoked To Be Sanctioned By Putin

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russia's move to sanction U.S. officials over the Crimea conflict landed in Washington on Thursday with a thud. It quickly became the li...

Biden Warns Russia: U.S. Will Defend Allies

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Issuing an outright warning to Moscow, Vice President Joe Biden declared Wednesday the United States will respond to any a...

'Back in the USSR'

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Recalling the title of the Beatles' song of the 1960's, "Back in the USSR," serves to remind us that something very different is now taking place in Russia.

Paul Blumenthal

U.S. Aid To Ukraine Flows Though Opaque Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States readies $1 billion in loan guarantees to the new government in Ukraine, along with even more aid for reforming elec...

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming?

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Although she does not explicitly endorse his views, Angela Stent notes that Dmitri Trenin, "one of Russia's most astute foreign policy observers," believes that his country has pressed its own reset button.

U.S. Ambassador To Russia Stepping Down

AP | Posted 02.04.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Russia has announced that he is stepping down after two turbulent years in Moscow. Michael McFaul is considere...

U.S. Expects Syrian Stockpile Destroyed Ahead of Schedule (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nicholas Kralev

The United States expects Syria's chemical weapons to be destroyed "even faster than the very ambitious goal" of June 30 set in the U.S.-Russian agreement reached in Geneva in September, according to top U.S. negotiator Thomas Countryman.