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Tunisia's Elections Revives Hope For Change

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.31.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

This week, Tunisia rescued what was called four years ago the Jasmine revolution, which gave birth to the Arab Spring, by letting the whole know that it rejects imposing religion on the state, and that it insists on secularism and modernity.

NATO: Rebellion in the Ranks?

John Feffer | Posted 10.30.2014 | World
John Feffer

Misreadings of what's taking place on the eastern stretches of Europe contribute to an almost 1946-like sense of foreboding and inevitability.

'No Putin -- No Russia'

Georgy Bovt | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Georgy Bovt

Russia's ruling class, taking its cue from the president, has completely shifted into a world of its own, replete with a separate set of ideas, values and principles. And the problem is not whether the Russian or Western world is more "correct," but that the two sides have conclusively formed separate camps, unable to understand and unwilling to even listen to each other.

WATCH: Putin Lashes Out At West For Destabilizing World

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

In unusually blunt and candid remarks -- even for Vladimir Putin -- the Russian president lashed out on Friday at the U.S. for destabilizing the world...

Why Putin Believes Democracy Is a Wicked Conspiracy To Destroy Russia

Ghia Nodia | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
Ghia Nodia

Russia's geopolitical collapse occurred in part because Russians (not to mention their "captive nations" in Central and Eastern Europe) were seduced into believing that Western-style democracy and free markets worked better.

International Roles in Middle East Policies

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.23.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Dr. Ebtisam Al Qutbi did well to design a forum that highlighted the importance of international roles in the Middle East, beginning with Russia and China, and not ending with Europe and the United States.

Ukrainian PM Warns Russia May Try To Disrupt Sunday's Election

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

KIEV, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Thursday warned of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt Sunday's parliamenta...

Why I'm Not a ‘Patriotic' Ukrainian

Marianna Glynska | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Marianna Glynska

I love my country, the land I was born in, and the culture -- but if being patriotic means dying, then I am not patriotic.

Weatherman Putin

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Movie Review: Citizenfour -- Sound the Alarm

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

What is most astonishing, as you watch Laura Poitras' Citizenfour, is how calm everyone is. At least at first.

Putin Threatens To Reduce European Gas Supply

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

BELGRADE, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Russia will reduce gas supplies to Europe if Ukraine steals from the transit pipeline to cover its own needs, Russian Pre...

Putin Orders Troops Away From Ukraine Border

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 10.12.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, acc...

A Rare Tiger Released By Putin Is Now Lost In China

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger, Chinese...

Vladimir Putin Is Hercules -- At Least In This New Art Exhibit For His Birthday

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

If, for some reason, you have ever wondered what Russian President Vladimir Putin might look like as Hercules, then the art world has finally provided...

Putin Celebrates His Birthday In The Wilds Of Siberia

AP | Associated Press | Posted 10.08.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is celebrating his 62nd birthday in the wilderness of Siberia as supporters from across Russia create ...

Putin Supports Project to ‘Secure' Russia Internet

The New York Times | Andrew E. Kramer | Posted 10.02.2014 | World
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MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin appeared on Wednesday to throw his support behind a plan to isolate the Internet in Russia from the rest of the...

Ceasefire? Ukraine Rebels Near Big Victory

AP | DARKO VOJINOVIC | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the ke...

Is Turkey Drifting Between ISIS & Putin?

Andreas Akaras | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Andreas Akaras

Until Turkish mainstream political parties fully embrace democratic values, Turkey's future becomes an uncertain one. Turkey may find itself going down the path of Russian style expansionism, or falling prey to religious extremism.

EU Rejects Putin Demand For Ukraine Deal Changes

Channel NewsAsia | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

BRUSSELS: The European Union said on Friday (Sep 26) that Russian President Vladimir Putin had written to Brussels demanding changes to a landmark EU-...

Carl Bildt: Putin Must Face Mothers Of Fallen Russian Soldiers In Ukraine Conflict

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

Carl Bildt has been foreign minister of Sweden since 2006 and was prime minister from 1991-1994. He spoke to the WorldPost's Nathan Gardels earlier th...

Ukraine Prime Minister: Russians 'Want Us To Freeze'

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The prime minister of the Kiev government accused Russia on Thursday of attem...

Putin Isn't Chasing After Empire in Ukraine; He Fears a Color Revolution at Home

Dmitry Gorenburg | Posted 09.25.2014 | World
Dmitry Gorenburg

Russian leaders see the protests in Ukraine as part of a Western plot. For them, color revolutions are not manifestations of popular will but a new form of warfare invented by Western governments seeking to remove independently minded national governments. They have argued that this is part of a global strategy to force foreign values on a range of nations around the world that refuse to accept U.S. hegemony, and that Russia was a particular target of this strategy.

Ukraine Peace Talks Reach Deal To Ensure Cease-Fire Holds

AP | YURAS KARMANAU and MSTYSLAV CHERNOV | Posted 09.20.2014 | World

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone betwe...

The UN General Assembly To Do List

MP Nunan | Posted 09.18.2014 | World
MP Nunan

This year's UN General Assembly comes at an especially bleak time. ISIS massacres, Syrian refugees, Ebola -- how much worse can it get? (Actually, do...

Obama, Ukraine President To Meet At White House

AP | JULIE PACE and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to th...