Vladimir Putin

The Best Historical Analogy for Crimea Doesn't Involve Nazis
March 07, 2014

For precedent, look to Cyprus instead of Poland.

Eastern Ukraine Is Still Fighting Its Past
March 06, 2014

The country in crisis has yet to escape Stalin's long shadow.

Russians Will Always Be America's Favorite Villains. And Now They're Back.
March 05, 2014

The return of the obsolete, in American culture, can only register as corniness or nostalgia. So what are we to make of our cold war enemy's actions today?

Joining Internet Commenters Everywhere, Hillary Clinton Compares Putin to Hitler
March 05, 2014

Hillary Clinton reportedly compared Vladimir Putin to Hitler. The analogy is off, and also seems unpresidential (which isn't irrelevant in Clinton's case).

Pro-Russian Fighters Beat Our Ukrainian Students With Bats
March 04, 2014

The protesters who took over government buildings in Kharkiv on Monday could not help being pro-Russian, since they were Russians, brought from Russia by bus.

Enough With the Cliches Already
March 03, 2014

The president should invoke democratic ideals, condemn the Crimea occupation, and shut up.

"The Specter of the Kiev Maidan is Haunting the Offices of the Kremlin"
March 03, 2014

Polish cold-war dissident Adam Michnik says the Ukraine occupation might be the beginning of Putin's end.

"Russia Is Repeating 1968"
March 02, 2014

Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina on the occupation of Crimea—and the silence in Moscow

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