The Democrats and American media's obsession with the Kremlin's antics is becoming self-defeating.
For Nina L. Khrushcheva's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Leaders like Trump and Putin have their own reasons for using martial rhetoric.
History shows that targeted killings do little to either deter war or minimize it.
Even as Donald Trump's presidency fast approaches the abyss, leading members of the Republican Party have stayed largely silent.
Russia and China now appear increasingly isolated on the world stage and the question now is whether they have gone too far.
Engaging a far superior strategist in his drive against the West may be a gamble that Putin — and Russia — soon regret.
Russian and Chinese firms are increasingly bringing pressure to bear on policymaking.
Semi-authoritarian regimes don't fully control the people's behavior and Russia's media is stirring more anger than outsiders may expect.
Donald Trump has dragged everyone —including Vladimir Putin — into his reality-TV world in which sensation, exaggeration and misinformation all serve his only true goal: to be the center of attention.
Those governments reviving the old and effective tactic of kidnapping to silence opponents may yet regret their decision.