Russia

An Interesting Theory That Could Explain Vladimir Putin's Risky Behavior
March 19, 2014

The decline of Soviet Union–era glory, of energy dominance, and of land itself—these are all losses that, according to prospect theory, could explain Putin's actions of late. 

Once There Was a Great Russian Strongman Named Vladimir...
March 18, 2014

No one will be praying before an icon of Putin a thousand years from now.

The Morning After: Crimea Awakens to Hangovers and Confusion
March 17, 2014

What happens to people's money? Who's in control of that military base? So many unanswered questions...

Meet the 11 Russians and Ukrainians That the U.S. Is Sanctioning
March 17, 2014

They're all banned from entering the U.S.

Far-Right Forces are Influencing Russia's Actions in Crimea
March 17, 2014

The Russian attempt to control Ukraine is based upon Eurasian ideology, which explicitly rejects liberal democracy.

The Crimean Referendum to Join Russia Was an Unconstitutional Sham
March 16, 2014

Here are three simple steps to putting together a bogus vote.

Ukraine Crisis News Roundup: March 16
March 16, 2014

Obama told Putin the U.S. is "prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions."

The Crimean Referendum: A Primer
March 16, 2014

Voting is underway in Crimea, where not one but two referendums held today will determine whether the peninsula will become Russian territory. Here's a quick primer on today's vote to clarify some of its important details: 

Sleepless in Simferopol
No one knows what Putin will do after Sunday's election. The fear is familiar to Crimea's Tatars.
March 15, 2014

No one knows what Putin will do after Sunday's election. The fear is familiar to Crimea's Tatars.

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