While Dashi Namdakov's art speaks its own wondrous language, the artist was willing to have a conversation about growing up in an artistic family, his inspirations, his views of the art world, his coming to the United States and about being able to describe himself in just ten words.
"Double O"... Snowden? Is Edward Snowden an international spy? Fellow Americans, you decide. Decide our national direction, because the Constitution...
Where do we draw the line on surveillance? Or will we draw no line at all, using 9/11 as the rationale for an era of ubiquitous surveillance of all, demonstrable friend and potential foe alike?
Edward Snowden remains holed up in the transit lounge in Moscow's airport, as the fate of one of the the world's most famous hackers -- or leakers, depending on your point of view -- hangs in the balance. It sounds like it should make a good film -- or did it already?
Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin loves being the center of attention. And his decision not to extradite fugitive Edward Snowden to the United States has now found him at the center of an East-West standoff.
The Obama administration will cease its hunt for NSA leaker Edward Snowden if Russian President Vladimir Putin promises to return the New England Patriots Super Bowl ring, according to a senior White House official.
Amongst countless Americans, my personal jury has been out concerning the NSA leaker saga, wondering if Snowden is friend to the American people or fo...
So is it possible that Snowden was working for Russia all along? Could this be a James Bond style spy caper in the making? Hard to tell, but knowing Vladimir Putin and his gang, it's certainly possible.
Beset on all sides by great powers, sophisticated operators, and clashing agendas, Snowden, like his perhaps new Wikileaks patron Julian Assange before him, seems like a character in a cyberpunk novel.
There are approximately 17,300 nuclear weapons in the world across nine countries. Of these, nearly 7,700 are in the United States.
President Barack Obama's latest stabs at summitry -- with the G-8 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and again with Germany's leaders in Berlin -- met with mixed results this week.
"Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it," says the opening quote to the film Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. The line, from poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, suggests that art is an act of dissidence, and therein dissidence creates a better tomorrow, a better future.
The truth, the awful truth, and nothing but the truth. ...
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.
Recent developments and atmospherics may presage closer cooperation between Russia and Turkey, and probably with some intent.
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...