Vladimir Putin

The Crime of the Century
A year after claiming Crimea for Russia, Putin appears to have gotten away with the heist
March 04, 2015

One year after Russia's smash-and-grab, the world has all but conceded Crimea to Vladimir Putin.

The U.S. Should Arm Ukraine—But Not Because This War Is Winnable
February 06, 2015

If enough Russians die in battle, the tide of public opinion will turn.

Even Vladimir Putin's Authoritarian Allies Are Fed Up With Russia's Crumbling Economy
January 18, 2015

It's “kind of like a party where no one wants to be, like one of those awful family lunches.”

The Three Worst Foreign Policy Predictions of 2014
Russia would never invade Ukraine? Get ready for $5 per gallon of gas? Iran will have a nuclear weapon?
December 31, 2014

Russia would never invade Ukraine, right?

Russia's Publishing Industry is Churning Out Revisionist Histories
November 19, 2014

Russia’s publishing industry is one of the few sectors of the country's economy that does not appear to be tanking.

Ukraine's Separatist Elections Were Laughable, But We Should Take Them Seriously
November 03, 2014

While the world's attention has waned, Ukraine has only gotten worse.

The Russian Sanctions Are Working: Putin Can't Keep Buying Popularity
October 29, 2014

The economic prognosis for Putin does not look good. 

Ukraine's Election Wasn't Just a Win for Pro-Europeans. It Was a Win for Democracy Itself.
October 27, 2014

A year after the protests began, reforms might finally come. 

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