In an emotional speech on the Maidan last night, Yulia Tymoshenko pledged that she would protect the country's interest, but the country doesn't seem to believe that a tiger can change its stripes.
The Kremlin, the Russian Liberals, and the West All See What They Want to See in Ukraine
February 20, 2014
The battle unfolding in the streets of Kiev today is proving to be yet another geopolitical blank slate.
What's Happening in Kiev Right Now Is Vladimir Putin's Worst Nightmare
February 18, 2014
If it can happen in Ukraine, it can happen in Russia.
Q&A: Barney Frank Lets Loose on Putin, Silicon Valley, and Obama Haters
February 09, 2014
Plus: Why the tech industry's politics are just like those of an ethnic group
What Is Vladimir Putin Staring at in Sochi?
February 05, 2014
Unlike another despot known for looking at things, Putin's gaze always seems to fall on objects off-camera.
A Week Before the Olympics, the Kremlin is Attacking Russia's Last Independent TV Channel
January 31, 2014
As you read this, the Kremlin is preparing for the Winter Olympics by pushing Dozhd TV, Russia’s last independent television station, off a cliff.
The Khodorkovsky Case: Putin Giveth and Putin Taketh Away
December 20, 2013
Russia's president frees Russia's top dissident—on his own terms
Obama's Olympic Message to Putin: We're Here, We're Queer
December 19, 2013
Barack Obama's excellent Olympic snub of the Russian autocrat
In case you missed it, Kiev has been exploding over the last few days.
It's Easier than Ever to Charge Someone with Piracy
November 30, 2013
It's not just Vladimir Putin who's arresting activists for piracy. In international law, the term has changed meanings.