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Why Sanctions Against Russia Might Backfire

Kimberly Marten | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Kimberly Marten

The lesson from the past decade around the world is that the United States and its allies cannot control the internal politics of foreign countries. When they try, they often end up with a worse situation than they faced originally.

McLenin's: The Taste of Communism

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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.

U.S. Says Images Back Up Claims Russia Fired Rockets Into Ukraine

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that ...

New Cold War on the UN Stage and Closing Curtain on 'We the People'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.24.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.

How Glenn Casale Helped The Little Mermaid Find Her Feet After This Disney Stage Show Stumbled on Broadway

Jim Hill | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It took the stage version of Disney's The Little Mermaid quite a while to finally find its sea legs. When the original Broadway production opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater back in January of 2008, the critics were not kind.

The 'Yes, We Can!' Project

Tara Heuzé-S. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
Tara Heuzé-S.

At a time when all talk about the higher education bubble, I wanted to share the creative and artistic solution I've imagined to avoid the vicious circle of student loans... and maybe give others ideas.

19 Dead After Moscow Subway Derailment

AP | VITNIJA SALDAVA and NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow's streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush...

Srebrenica Forgiveness!!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.11.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.

Do Animals Need a UN Ambassador?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.04.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

As a matter of animal welfare/rights, cruelty/abuse should have the same meaning for a dog in China as the U.S. Identifying animals by their nationality stretches sovereignty -- people can be rabidly nationalistic but dogs cannot.

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

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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.

The AskMen Guide to Drinking Like a Local in Moscow

AskMen.com | Posted 06.26.2014 | Travel
AskMen.com

Young professionals in the heart of modern Russia care about cool cocktails, having a good time, a peaceful resolution in the Ukraine, and being an active part of the global world. It makes for great nightlife.

Can Muslim UN Human Rights Chief Save Humanity From Itself?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The challenge for both Muslims and the international community is to counter the hijacking of the Muslim identity by extremists and also to respond to the victimization of all, including Muslims who are targeted by bigotry as well co-coreligionists.

Trains Collide Near Moscow, At Least 6 Dead

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 07.20.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — A collision between a cargo train and a passenger train near Moscow killed at least six people Tuesday and left up to 45 others injure...

Iran Says OPEC Needs to Make Room for Its Oil

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Iran is serious about achieving a position on the international stage that's reflective of its reserve potential, the country's oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, told an international energy summit in Moscow.

Russia Targets Space Station Project In Retaliation For U.S. Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

By Alissa de Carbonnel MOSCOW, May 13 (Reuters) - Russia cast doubt on the long-term future of the International Space Station, a sho...

The Russia/Ukraine Mess Is More Than Just Putin

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Rather than simply managing crises over the short-term, the United States needs to be more organized and realistic when its deals with the Kremlin.

Has Putin Been Manipulating Energy Prices?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The crafting of Putin's new Euro-Asian vision -- in effect a new "Greater Russia" assembled from the remnants of the old Soviet Union in Central Asia and Europe -- has been greased by a pipeline delivery system under the Kremlin's control.

Russian Buildings Pretty Enough to Eat

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Are we supposed to love or hate Russia right now? Yeah, they hosted a fabulous Olympics; then, less than three weeks later, decided to slice off a pie...

Moscow's May Day March Brings 100,000 To Red Square

AP | Posted 05.01.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — About 100,000 people have marched through Red Square to celebrate May Day, the first time the annual parade has been held on the vast ...

'Extreme Ways' Go on in Russia With Misuse of Anti-Extremism Laws

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

The first thing you'll hear upon arrival at the Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal in Russia's capital is a warning that no "extremist activities" will be tolerated by law enforcement, suggesting it's a government priority Number One these days. And it is, kind of.

Lawmakers Say Latest Russia Sanctions Are Too Mild

Reuters | Patricia Zengerle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. Republican lawmakers said on Monday the latest sanctions imposed on Russian individuals and companies a...

Tales of Pan Am: You Just Can't Make These Stories Up

Helen Davey | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Helen Davey

During Pan Am's fabled 64 years of operation, thousands of stories have emerged and, as I can attest to, Pan Am-er's still love telling them. I know I do.

Blood Brothers: Milosevic and Putin

David L. Phillips | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
David L. Phillips

Understanding parallels between Milosevic and Putin can inform strategies for preventing the escalation of deadly violence in Ukraine, and deterring Russia's further cross-border aggression.

Biden To Meet Ukraine President, Prime Minister

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet with Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, and Prime Minister A...

Disruption of Privacy: Ladar Levison and Lavabit

Ondi Timoner | Posted 06.17.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

If you haven't heard of Lavabit or Levison, then you've certainly heard of Lavabit's most famous user -- Edward Snowden. America's notorious whistleblower used Lavabit to invite reporters to Moscow, which caught the attention of the Feds.