The U.S. president is betting away America's most precious asset — its global credit — and driving more countries toward Russia.
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It is often the arts, serious or satirical, that expose the tragic absurdity of repressive leadership. And the worse Trump behaves, the more demand there will be for artists who oppose him.
Washington's campaign against Russian President Vladimir Putin exposes the pattern of duplicity that has pervaded U.S. foreign policy.
Russians have endured some of the worst despots in history, yet they have a near-apocalyptic fear of change of power.
Sowing confusion is how Russian President Vladimir Putin, increasingly isolated from Western conversations, keeps the world on its toes about the conflict in Ukraine.
President Vladimir Putin knows that the canny use of fear and forgiveness will allow him to retain his grip on power.
After nearly 14 years in power, perhaps the best comparative description of Russian President Vladimir Putin may be a transgender cross between the former Argentine leader Juan Peron and his legendary wife, Evita
Vladimir Putin's new presidential term is just beginning, but it increasingly looks like the beginning of the end. Whenever Russia's people pour into the streets en masse, as they currently are doing, from that point on things never work out well for the authorities. In ...
The only vote that matters in Russia's 2012 presidential election is now in, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has cast it for himself. He will be returning as Russia's president next year. When the news broke — together with the lesser news that the incumbent, ...
MOSCOW — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's decision to fire Moscow's long-entrenched mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, is the most decisive move of his presidency. Is it really part of his drive to modernize Russia, or part of an emerging power play with Moscow's real strong man, ...