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    The American Education of Vladimir Putin
    Feb16

    The American Education of Vladimir Putin

    Win McNamee/Reuters “The problem you Americans have in dealing with us is that you think you understand us, but you don’t. You look at the Chinese and you think: ‘They’re not like us.’ You look at us Russians, and you think, ‘They’re like us.’ But you’re wrong. We are not like you.” Over...

    A New and Unimproved Ceasefire
    Feb12

    A New and Unimproved Ceasefire

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko followed by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk (Grigory Dukor/Reuters/The Atlantic) There are plenty of reasons to be pessimistic about the new Ukrainian ceasefire that was signed in Minsk, Belarus, on Thursday morning after nearly 17 hours of negotiations....

    The Netanyahu Speech Drama Goes On
    Feb11

    The Netanyahu Speech Drama Goes On

    Netanyahu shares views with the United Nations in 2012 (Reuters) I have been on the road and off line during the festering of the Netanyahu speech drama. Updates: 1) Now that Even Abraham Foxman™ and Even Commentary Magazine have said that the speech is a bad idea, it has seemed a matter of time before Benjamin Netanyahu develops a cold or...

    Vladimir Putin Has AK-47, Will Travel
    Feb10

    Vladimir Putin Has AK-47, Will Travel

    Russian President Vladimir Putin hands an AK-47 to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo. (Egyptian Presidency) For a man who has run afoul of the United States and Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin sure does get around. In the past few months, Putin has popped up in far-flung ports from New Delhi to Nicaragua. On state visits,...

    Obama Skips the ‘Red Line’ on Russia
    Feb09

    Obama Skips the ‘Red Line’ on Russia

    Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Obama may be considering sending weapons to Ukraine to help its soldiers repel Russian-backed separatists, but he isn’t drawing a “red line” on what would prompt him to do so. The subject of a red line in foreign policy is, of course, an uncomfortable one for the president, who infamously...

    Caught in the Crossfire in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb04

    Caught in the Crossfire in Eastern Ukraine

    Battles in eastern Ukraine have surged anew, with the civilian population suffering dozens of deaths from ongoing rocket attacks. A collapse of peace talks in Belarus in mid-January preceded intensified fighting in Donetsk, with pro-Russian separatists making strides in capturing territory from the government in Kiev. Their main offensive is now...

    The Moment to Arm Ukraine
    Feb03

    The Moment to Arm Ukraine

    Debaltseve, Ukraine (Sergey Polezhaka/Reuters) On Tuesday, the United Nations released its latest death toll in the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine. The new figure represents an ominous turning point in the battle between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists that was supposed to have halted under a September ceasefire agreement. With...

    Cold War Echoes in a New Russian Spy Ring
    Jan27

    Cold War Echoes in a New Russian Spy Ring

    Vladimir Putin sits with the head of Russia’s spy agency, Mikhail Fradkov (right), in December. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters) Secret rendezvous and document handoffs. Coded messages. Using money and sex as recruitment tools. A trip to Atlantic City to scout out a casino deal that turned out to be bogus. The charges that the...

    A Deadly January in Ukraine
    Jan23

    A Deadly January in Ukraine

    Manu Brabo/AP “Everything was agreed and signed in Minsk,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, moments before he pushed for new sanctions against Russia. What was agreed and signed in Minsk was a September ceasefire meant to end nearly five months of fighting between Ukrainian...

    Photos of the Week: 1/17-1/23
    Jan23

    Photos of the Week: 1/17-1/23

    This week we have scenes of India’s preparation for Republic Day, a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft, continued unrest in eastern Ukraine, a Chinese home-made mechanical horse, a yarmulke made of hair samples (to disguise it), K-Pop hopefuls in Seoul, a volcano that has been creating a new...

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