Vladimir Putin

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.

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?

Edward Snowden Is Russia's Puppet Now
Any shred of heroism was lost at Putin's press farce
April 18, 2014

Edward Snowden is not a whistleblower, or a hero. He is a man who helps dictators make propaganda to embarrass his own country.

Stop Blaming NATO for Putin’s Provocations
April 17, 2014

With Vladimir Putin annexing Crimea, inciting violence in Eastern Ukraine, and threatening his neighbor with a massive military buildup, an oft-repeated refrain has reemerged in Western academia: It’s our fault for expanding NATO.

Ukrainian Extremists Will Only Triumph if Russia Invades
April 17, 2014

It is the propaganda of the postwar period, much more than the experience of the war itself, that counts in the memory of Ukrainian politics of today—and that will affect the country's fate.

Despite Pro-Russian Protests, Majority of Ukrainians Lean Toward Europe
April 14, 2014

Vladimir Putin should be given credit for strengthening Ukraine’s national identity—the very existence of which he has so persistently denied.

Kiev Told Pro-Russian Separatists to Disarm, or Else. But the "Or Else" Hasn't Come.
April 14, 2014

Everything you need to know about the Ukraine crisis today.

Russian Television Is Telling a False Story About Ukraine
April 01, 2014

Getting to the truth about Ukraine is not easy, but one thing is clear: Do not watch Russian television if you want some semblance of it. 

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