The Russian president's tour of Latin America shows that the leftist south still has love for Russia -- and the BRICS are willing to play ball.
The 1983 downing of KAL-007 accelerated the demise of the Soviet Union. Could MH17 be a tipping point for Putin's Russia?
As the U.S. slaps additional sanctions on Moscow and Donetsk separatists, new evidence emerges that short-range rockets are being launched from Russia into Ukraine.
Obama issues his strongest sanctions yet to pressure Moscow out of the Ukraine conflict.
The only way to contain Moscow is to understand that there’s still a Cold Warrior in the Kremlin.
From Moscow to Donetsk, Russia's resurgent revanchists are turning against each other. Are Ukraine's pro-Russian firebrands too hot for Russia?
Russia's swashbuckling military intelligence unit is full of assassins, arms dealers, and bandits. And what they pulled off in Ukraine was just the beginning.
Smarting from a record fine on its largest bank, France wants the dollar dislodged as the global default currency.
In soccer, as in politics, plenty of Russians think the root of all evil lies in the West.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack Matlock on the flawed “reset” with Russia, Washington’s cliques, and how the Ukraine crisis is a product of NATO expansion.
Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.
Should journalists killed in action be mourned less because they were working for the Kremlin?
Environmentalists trying to block shale gas exploration across Europe are unknowingly helping Putin maintain his energy leverage over the continent.
Why Europeans can defend themselves, but won't until Washington makes them.
How Ukrainian forces took back a town controlled by pro-Russian separatists -- and scored a major victory for their country's morale.
Moscow's cancellation of natural gas exports to Kiev ratchets up the pressure on Ukraine -- and is making European leaders nervous about energy supplies.
Why does the world's media see Bashar al-Assad as invulnerable and Vladimir Putin on the wane?
It's hard to tell France not to sell warships to Russia when the United States is also placing profit over policy.
Today is Journalists' Day in Ukraine. But in a time of war there's little to celebrate.
Is just a drop in the bucket or a real commitment to stem threats from Russia?
Russia is talking up prospects for a second natural gas pact with Beijing, but this one might be a tougher sell.
Why the Russian president’s dream of 'near abroad' linked to Moscow might be less than the sum of its parts.
The secret history of Mikhail Gorbachev's ill-timed trip to Beijing -- and why Russia still fears the contagion of Tiananmen.
Anyone who says Russia is losing in Ukraine doesn’t understand how this game is played.
Iran’s ayatollahs are going nuts over a harmless video. But they’re not the first autocrats to obsess about the impact of popular culture.
Sorry, Europe: It ain't a pretty picture.