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Putin Compares Kiev To Nazis, Boasts Nuclear Power

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

* Russia proposes "corridor" for encircled Kiev troops * "Best not to mess with us," says defiant Putin * EU ministers d...

Obama To Putin: Deep Concerns About Ukrainian Rebels

Posted 08.01.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reiterate concern about Russia's support of separatists i...

MH17: Cold War Replay?

John Feffer | Posted 07.24.2014 | 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 Sends Warning To Putin

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to support peace in Ukraine and said Mo...

Obama, Putin Spoke On Sidelines Of D-Day Event

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

BENOUVILLE, France, June 6 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin held brief talks on the sidelines of D-Day a...

Hollande Will Avoid An Awkward Dinner Between Putin And Obama By Eating Twice

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

In an effort to smooth potential tension and just make things less awkward for everyone in general, French President Francois Hollande will be eating ...

Obama & Putin Probably Aren't Going To Meet Up At D-Day Events Next Month

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Complicating the West's efforts to isolate Russia, the Kremlin announced Thursday that Vladimir Putin will join President Barack O...

What's So Terrible About Obama's Foreign Policy?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

Obama has understood from the beginning that, in certain global situations, American power is severely limited. Despite the overwhelming US military arsenal, we cannot police the world as we wish -- unless we want to risk miring ourselves in new Iraqs and Afghanistans. Our best use of our power is to use our diplomatic skills to resolve disputes without resort to armed action. Obama is now trying to do this in Syria, Iran, North Korea, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and in Ukraine. Obama's pragmatism may sometimes seem too cautious or too "small ball" -- but, so far, over six years he has kept the peace, brought our troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan, and saved our country from wars in Syria, Iran and Ukraine. Not a terrible record after all.

Emily Swanson

Americans Think Putin Would Just Let Obama Drown

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Last week, the world learned that Barack Obama would, in fact, save Vladimir Putin from drowning. But according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll, Americans d...

Obama: New Sanctions Against Russia Are 'Teed Up'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

TOKYO (AP) — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement l...

Obama Hopeful On Ukraine Pact, But Remains Concerned About Russia

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and sai...

Obama Put To The Test

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced w...

Obama To Putin: Russia's Actions Not Conducive To Diplomatic Approach In Ukraine

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign...

White House Warns Russia Of Further Costs Over Ukraine Action

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

By Jeff Mason and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) - The White House warned Russia on Monday that it would face further ...

Obama Urges Russia To Pull Troops Back From Ukraine Border In Call With Putin

AP | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back Russian troops from the border with Ukrai...

Obama Calls On Putin To Pull Back Troops

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

(Adds comments on Putin) WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said Russia's troop buildup on the Ukraine ...

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...

Obama Concerned Over Further Russia Encroachment Into Ukraine

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

BY JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With no sign of Russia abandoning the Crimean Peninsula, President Barack Oba...

Obama, G7 Leaders Confer On How To Pressure Russia

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

(Updates with start of G7 talks, Russian, Ukrainian ministers to meet, OSCE monitors arrive) * Obama calls for imposing cost on Russia...

Obama Urging World Leaders To Isolate Russia From G8

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

BY JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Seeking to intensify pressure on Moscow, the United States and its western pa...

Obama to Putin: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Dear President Obama: It is important to remember that whatever moral leverage you may have had in the court of world opinion has been sacrificed by the precedents set by previous American presidents who did not do what you say Mr. Putin should do -- obey international law.

Putin, Ukraine and Syria: Russia's Carrots and Sticks

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.24.2014 | World
Richard Brodsky

To many in the West, Vladimir Putin seems mysterious, as well as deeply troubling. Troubling he is. But mysterious not so much.

Luke Johnson

Obama Announces Sanctions On Those To Close To Putin

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced a new round of sanctions against 20 Russians on Thursday, including a number close to Russian President...

White House Urges Putin To Back Down In Crimea

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — If Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn't back down in Crimea, he will face penalties from the West t...

Obama: Russia Could Face 'Costs' Over Ukraine Actions

AP | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that if Russia continues an aggressive path in Ukraine, the Uni...