Forget for the moment that Dmitri Medvedev faithfully plays the monkey to Vladimir Putin's organ grinder, what possible common interest could we have with Russia in framing a policy on Iran ?
PRAGUE -- Vaclav Havel was stooped and frail last week when he opened his annual Forum 2000 at the glittering Zofin palace beneath Prague Castle. Wh...
Harkening back to the grand old days of Sino-Soviet diplomatic chicanery, Moscow and Beijing yesterday jointly vetoed a watered-down United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Syria for its escalating brutality.
Vladimir Putin's Russian nickname would not be Vlad, but Vova. And the Russian word for what he is is vozhd. That's what Russians call the Boss. And Boss he is, to be sure.
Ever since Putin gave up his office in 2008 because he had served the maximum two terms allowed by the Russian constitution, Russians have been saying that he'd be back. And as usual, Russian folk wisdom has turned out to be right.
(An invited conversation between myself [RDS] and Russian social philosopher and journalist Sergei Roganov [SR].) RDS: You were kind enough to contac...
Under pressure from key sponsors and the powerful Sao Paulo business lobby that is close to FIFA, the Dilma government responded to Blatter's bullying by agreeing to cover cost overruns on stadium construction.
Larry threw out the first pitch for the Chicago Cubs big game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the sold out crowd before Casey King pitched a fast ball as the bleachers shouted "LAR-RY LAR-RY!"
It is a widely held view that the outcome of the election has already been decided between the two men -- raising additional questions about the legitimacy of the 'democratic' process involved.
President Barack Obama has no shortage of nasty critics at home, including the present gong show known as the Republican presidential field. But despi...
While Russian authorities saw the recent calamities in Japan as a chance to initiate a rapprochement with the country, Moscow's overtures to Tokyo have received a cool reception.
A nation is like a marriage, or so Lenin imagined it to be, with each partner or province having a right to get out if things go horribly wrong. With so many post-Cold War precedents, you'd think secession wouldn't be dirty word today.
As Western powers ready themselves to exit Afghanistan, the country's relationship with Russia will become an increasingly key factor. But could Hamid Karzai spark conflict first?
The mandarins of New Delhi must be pleased as punch to have had over to visit leaders of all five permanent member countries in quick succession. Inexorable appears the march but will India find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?