Posts Tagged ‘Putin’
 

 
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The Plea For Peace, Mr. Putin

On the 26th of December 1991, when the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics collapsed, the Iron Curtain finally shred; the long-lasting struggle for democracy came to an end and in purely Wilsonian style one might have said that...
by Kasia Gilewska
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With All Eyes on Ukraine, Russia Dumps Its “Toxic” Leftists in Prison

After a long trial, a Moscow judge has sentenced two leftist activists who were at the forefront of Russia’s 2011-2012 protests, Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev, to 4.5 years in prison for organizing mass riots...
by Sean Guillory
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Sorry, Sarah: Why The Left Owes Palin An Apology Over Ukraine

As one of the most derided political figures of the 21st century, Sarah Palin’s authority to speak on American foreign policy is by all accounts non-existent. Unrelenting attacks by the liberal media have rendered this forme...
by Richard Corlett
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Russia: Today’s Geopolitical Counter-Force And What This Means For American Interests

When Mitt Romney labelled Russia as “America’s No.1 geopolitical foe” in his 2012 presidential campaign, the President said “the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War...
by Esma Mneina
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Revolution, Civil War Or Proxy Conflict? In Reality, The Ukrainian Crisis All Boils Down To Money

Cast your mind to any place in modern day Europe, east of the Czech Republic, and your imagination will inevitably be playing three degrees of separation with one major reference point in terms of culture, economics, history a...
by Damien Sharkov
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Under The radar: Ukrainian Protests And The Need To Prevent Soviet Mistakes

What’s going on in Ukraine matters to democracy around the world. In Ukraine, we are seeing the population protesting against their government’s steps that are reminiscent of Ukraine’s Soviet past. The protests are for di...
by Esma Mneina
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Terrorism And The 2014 Winter Games At Sochi

The Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, which begin this February, mark a momentous occasion and opportunity for a resurgent President Vladimir Putin to show the world the best Russia has to offer under his leadership, and t...
by Tarleton Watkins
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New Russia, Old Rules

9 October marks the start of the appeal trial of Alexei Navalny. The opposition politician and activist, who publicly proclaimed President Vladimir Putin and his party United Russia a “party of crooks and thieves”, was co...
by Olga Bondarenko
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How Russians Read Putin’s NYT Op-Ed on Syria

It’s not every day that the Russian President pens an opinion piece in the New York Times, but it happened yesterday, and the American blogosphere promptly lost it collective marbles, as tweeting journalists and surprised o...
by Kevin Rothrock
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