The German chancellor is caught between her country’s Amerika-Freunde and Putin-Versteher.
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.
Why Finland and Sweden need to stop pretending they are neutral and join NATO already.
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.
Putin isn't dragging the world back to the 19th century. Obama just needs to stop pretending it's 1991.
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 best antidote to propaganda isn't counterpropaganda. It's access to accurate information.
The country's gangsters who are turning underworld might into upperworld power.
That's just a game Putin's playing. And it's a game we're losing.
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.
Military muscle flexing in Asia; Hagel's approval rating low; Crash in Afg probably an accident; Assad to seek a third term; In China, the Big Ban Theory; and a bit more.
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?