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Russia Accuses U.S. Of 'Kidnapping' Alleged Hacker

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

(Adds U.S. comments, paragraph 7) WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, July 8 (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of violating a bil...

The Winner of the U.S.-Russia Conflict in Ukraine: China

Artyom Lukin | Posted 06.17.2014 | World
Artyom Lukin

The leadership in Beijing must be secretly delighted watching the struggle between Russia and the West. The Ukraine mess can seriously poison Moscow's relations with Washington and Brussels for a long time to come, thus reducing their mutual ability to coordinate policies on the major issues in world politics. One such issue, perhaps the most important, concerns geopolitical risks associated with China's rise and its impact on the global economic and military balance. The Western push to "isolate" Russia may prove self-defeating. Rather than forcing Moscow to withdraw from Ukraine, it will draw it closer to Beijing.

Piercing the Veneer of Russia's Recent Syrian Proposal

Colin Wolfgang | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Colin Wolfgang

Is the example we want to set that the only repercussion for using chemical weapons against your citizens is simply that you no longer have the privilege to possess said chemical weapons (which were illegal even before they were used to kill innocent civilians)?

Russia Disappointed Over Obama Canceling Visit

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

MOSCOW — The Kremlin voiced disappointment Wednesday with President Barack Obama's decision to cancel his Moscow summit with Russian President V...

Russia Defiant As U.S. Raises Pressure Over Snowden

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

By Lidia Kelly and James Pomfret MOSCOW/HONG KONG, June 24 (Reuters) - Russia defied White House pressure on Monday to expel former U...

Are Children Today’s Iron Ore? Russia’s Adoption Ban and International Diplomacy

Yasmine Ergas | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Yasmine Ergas

As the lives of Americans -- and almost everyone else -- become increasingly transnational, states will realize that they can negotiate over children, students, lovers, the ailing and the elderly just as profitably as they have always done over arms and chicken feed.

Putin Signs Anti-U.S. Adoptions Bill

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 02.27.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, abruptly terminating the prospects for mor...

Putin Will Sign Anti-U.S. Adoption Bill

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign a controversial bill barring Americans from adopting Russian children, while the...

Russia Accuses USAID Of Trying To Sway Elections

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia explained its decision to end the U.S. Agency for International Development's two decades of work in Russia by saying Wednesday ...

Pass the Magnitsky Bill

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

Short-sighted attempts to placate the Russian bear to get immediate diplomatic help mortgage our future. America should not make deals by walking over the mangled fingers of tortured, 37-year-old lawyers. We are better than that.

Putin's Choice

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Russia needs to "reset" its relationship with its own people by respecting their right to freedom of speech and assembly, and work toward shaping a political system that is more inclusive and transparent.

Russia Slams U.S. Ambassador

AP | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

Associated Press MOSCOW -- Russia's Foreign Ministry on Monday harshly criticized the U.S. ambassador for his remarks at a meeting with students, a...

Russia Slams America's Human Rights Record

AP | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's Foreign Ministry has attacked America's human rights record in its first report on injustice elsewhere in the world, offering ...

U.S. Senate Resolution On Georgia Fuels 'Revanchist Mood' Moscow Says

Posted 10.01.2011 | World

MOSCOW, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Russia criticised on Monday a U.S. Senate resolution calling for Moscow to withdraw troops from Georgia's breakaway regi...

Poles, Czechs: US Missile Defense Shift A Betrayal

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — Poles and Czechs voiced deep concern Friday at President Barack Obama's decision to scrap a Bush-era missile defense shield pla...

A Place for Human Rights at the U.S -Russia Summit

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul LeGendre

Next week Obama meets with President Medvedev in Moscow. It would be a mistake to let human rights concerns go unaddressed, since the incidence of racist attacks there has grown by 15 percent.