Oligarchs, maybe. Average Russians, definitely. Putin himself, not at all.
The Obama administration was against Russia sanctions before it was for them.
Why the Russian president is turning to his fellow martial artists to staff an efficient and loyal security force.
The OSCE was designed to ensure peace in Europe. Now the conflict in Ukraine is confronting it with perhaps the greatest crisis in its history.
Russian civil society organizations are actually doing a remarkable job of fighting back against discriminatory legislation. But a new bill presented to parliament sends an ominous signal.
As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.
How a frigid no man's land became one of the most hotly contested territories on Earth.
The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin.
On the streets of Eastern Ukraine, the droogs are loose and chaos reigns.
Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.
Meet the young British lawyer who could unravel the West’s sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs.
The country's gangsters who are turning underworld might into upperworld power.
Meet the Oxford-educated Polish foreign minister fighting to get a wishy-washy continent to stand up to Russia.
A power struggle has broken out among pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine: They're fighting for control of a country that doesn't exist yet.
Happy talk isn't going to help Ukraine and Moldova deter Vladimir Putin.
Russia after Putin doesn't need to be Putinist, and driving a wedge between the craven president and his inner circle is the first step.
The Obama administration's incremental approach to sanctions designates key individuals, but leaves the commanding heights of the Russian economy untouched.
Washington blacklists more Russian officials, companies over Ukraine.
Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko on what his country really needs from the West and why Putin's politics just don't make sense.
Has Russia broken its pledge not to test medium-range nukes? The answer isn't as clear as you might think.
Russia denies that it's meddling in Ukraine. But the pro-Russian forces out there don't always hide their links to Moscow.
Could a surprising gift of disputed Russian islands to Japan end up pulling Tokyo away from Washington?
While facing off with Russia, Ukraine’s new government is also struggling to disarm militias in Kiev. If it can’t, will new violence erupt?
Why Vladimir Putin's casual use of a forgotten geographical term has ominous implications.
Try and tell me the Russian president isn't winning … for now.
For all the worries about Russia's energy stranglehold over Europe, the continent is still looking to Moscow for nuclear reactors.
Inside a brewing insurgency as Ukraine sends in the tanks to quell unrest in its chaotic East.
Corruption plagues many democracies, emerging or otherwise. Here are a few tips for those who want to fight back.