Vladimir Putin

Yulia Tymoshenko Returns to Politics, and Ukraine's Liberals Aren't Too Pleased
February 23, 2014

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
Putin taketh away
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
Why Putin freed Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and why now
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 

Russia's Liberals Are Watching Ukraine's Revolution Very Closely—And So Is Putin
December 02, 2013

In case you missed it, Kiev has been exploding over the last few days.

It's Easier than Ever to Charge Someone with Piracy
It's Not Just Vladimir Putin: Governments Around the World Are Making it Easier to Jail Someone as a Pirate
November 30, 2013

It's not just Vladimir Putin who's arresting activists for piracy. In international law, the term has changed meanings.

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