Russia

Obama Is Right to Demagogue His Russia Critics. He Should Do It More Often.
April 29, 2014

His complaint about critics of his Russia-Ukraine policy was a welcome departure.

Who Is Getting Whacked by the Latest Sanctions on Russia—and Who Isn't
April 28, 2014

Just as important as who's on the list is who's not on the list. 

Russia Can't Decide if Ukrainian Jews Are Victims or Villains
April 28, 2014

Jews comprise less than 0.5 percent of the Ukrainian population. Yet anti-Semitic caricatures have taken center stage in the conflict.

Ukraine Is Finally Ramping up Its "Anti-Terrorist" Mission in the East
April 25, 2014

All the Ukraine-Russia news you need to know today.

The Inconvenience of History
Obama abandons another country to its fate
April 23, 2014

Obama is abandoning Ukraine to its fate. Just as he has with so many others.

Is Russia Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
April 23, 2014

A psychological explanation for Russia's behavior in Ukraine.

Putin Is Using WWII for Propaganda Because It's the Best Memory That Russia Has
April 22, 2014

A joke is making the rounds among Vladimir Putin’s opponents in Moscow: His two main accomplishments as Russia's president are Yuri Gagarin’s trip to space and Russia’s victory in World War II.

A Vice Correspondent Has Reportedly Been Taken Hostage by Pro-Russian Forces
Russia's newest export: abusing the press
April 22, 2014

Russia's newest export: abusing the press.

While We Praise Ukrainian Restraint, Putin Builds His Neo-Soviet Empire
April 21, 2014

Does the Kremlin view Kiev’s judiciousness and restraint as acquiescence to Putin’s aggression?

Which Former Soviet State Could Be the Next Ukraine?
April 21, 2014

Russia says it has an obligation to protect Russian speakers everywhere, which could be used as an excuse to make additional landgrabs.

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