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U.S. Russia Relations

Obama's Foreign Policy (or 'Lack Thereof')

Vicky Kelberer | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Vicky Kelberer

Even before the current crises in Ukraine, Syria, and Iraq, criticism of the Obama administration's foreign policy had become so intense that it reached a boiling point over the past year.

Joe Biden Warns Russia Of Greater Costs If It Meddles In Ukraine Election

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

* U.S. on campaign to reassure allies over Ukraine crisis * Russia says Ukraine vote could deepen divisions (Adds meeting with PM P...

The Triumph of Authoritarianism: What Ukraine Reminds Us About the Flaws of Progressives and Conservatives

Bill Shireman | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

As Ukraine recoils from Russia's intense military pressure, I wonder whether democracy will indeed triumph when the history of the Cold War is written, or whether Russia specifically, and authoritarianism more generally, will prove the more powerful force.

How The U.S. Made Its Putin Problem Worse

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

By David Rohde and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK, April 18 (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terror...

Vladimir Putin Says Alaska Is Too Cold To Annex

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Russian President Vladimir Putin quashed the possibility that Russia would annex Alaska while on a question-and-answer call-in show Thursday, adding t...

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

U.S. Officials Are So Stoked To Be Sanctioned By Putin

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russia's move to sanction U.S. officials over the Crimea conflict landed in Washington on Thursday with a thud. It quickly became the li...

Biden Warns Russia: U.S. Will Defend Allies

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Issuing an outright warning to Moscow, Vice President Joe Biden declared Wednesday the United States will respond to any a...

'Back in the USSR'

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Recalling the title of the Beatles' song of the 1960's, "Back in the USSR," serves to remind us that something very different is now taking place in Russia.

Paul Blumenthal

U.S. Aid To Ukraine Flows Though Opaque Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States readies $1 billion in loan guarantees to the new government in Ukraine, along with even more aid for reforming elec...

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming?

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Although she does not explicitly endorse his views, Angela Stent notes that Dmitri Trenin, "one of Russia's most astute foreign policy observers," believes that his country has pressed its own reset button.

U.S. Ambassador To Russia Stepping Down

AP | Posted 02.04.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Russia has announced that he is stepping down after two turbulent years in Moscow. Michael McFaul is considere...

U.S. Expects Syrian Stockpile Destroyed Ahead of Schedule (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nicholas Kralev

The United States expects Syria's chemical weapons to be destroyed "even faster than the very ambitious goal" of June 30 set in the U.S.-Russian agreement reached in Geneva in September, according to top U.S. negotiator Thomas Countryman.

Russia Denies Recruiting American Spies

AP | Associated Press | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday angrily dismissed espionage accusations against a Russian cultural exchange official in Washington, sayin...

How One Russian Man Helped Prevent A Nuclear Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology

Thirty years ago today on September 26th, 1983, the quick wits of Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov may have helped the world avoid World War I...

Kerry Lost In Translation During Russia Talks

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

GENEVA -- Say what? Something got lost in translation between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursd...

Beyond Snowden and Summits: Expanding the U.S.-Russia Discourse

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 08.16.2013 | World
Carnegie Corporation of New York

By now, the American people have heard loud and clear what divides the two countries. But what about what unites them? What about mutual interests and concerns? Shouldn't those be the focus of some discussions?

Emily Swanson

Americans Weigh In On Russia: Friend Or Foe?

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

Most Americans consider Russia to be unfriendly to the U.S., but are divided over the merits of President Barack Obama's decision to cancel a Septembe...

Kerry: U.S., Russia Need To Make Progress

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

* U.S., Russia say Syria government and rebels must negotiate * Americans, Russians to meet by end-August to prepare for talks ...

Breaking the Date

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Preparing for a Less Stable Russia

William Courtney | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
William Courtney

The Snowden affair has thrown Russia into the limelight, but longer-term issues deserve more attention -- the country's swerve toward authoritarian rule and diminishing political stability.

Diplomacy Where It Is Needed Most

Gary Hart | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

For those who viscerally hate the Russians, there will always be reasons, however obscure, to justify their resentment. But Edward Snowden hardly provides the justification.

U.S. Urges Other Countries To Return Snowden

AP | LARA JAKES and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. grasped for help Monday from both adversaries and uneasy allies in an effort to catch fugitive National Security Agency le...

Putin Offers To Help Investigate Boston Bombings

AP | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his country's assistance in investigating bombings in Boston that killed 3 and injured mor...

Why I Am Hurt By Russia's New Adoption Law

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty
Cyma Shapiro

For those of us fortunate to have adopted internationally, especially from Russia -- my ancestor's homeland -- the headlines are maddening and saddening. I am especially struck as I think back to the adoption of my two youngest, from Russia, and the undeniable obstacles we endured.