One theory, courtesy of Adam Davidson in the New Yorker, combines a sophisticated understanding of power in former Soviet republics and Trump’s business conduct in recent years.
We may never fully understand why Trump did what he did in Helsinki, but it likely has to do with a combination of fear, greed and altruism.
Thanks in no small part to Donald Trump, Putin has already achieved most of his big foreign policy goals, says Saint John’s professor Nick Hayes.
Trump’s not usually interested in details. Putin is, and he’s not about to give anything away.
The 2016 election was a very small tip on a very large iceberg.
The Stalin era ended with the dictator’s death 65 years ago this month, and Putin certainly isn’t Stalin. But hints of the old ways are hiding in plain sight.
The first in this two-parter is mostly devoted to the rise of Vladimir Putin and the growth of the various grudges that may have led him to want to seek “revenge” by interfering in our election.
As far as the Kremlin is concerned, Clinton is the embodiment of meddlesome and wrong-headed ideas that have dominated U.S. foreign policy for a generation.
If millions of Americans are this angry with their lot in life, what should we expect from Russians?
Kroft had trouble maintaining the pose of a reporter asking questions.
Did Syria’s president just draw the beleaguered tyrant’s equivalent of a get-out-of-jail-free card?
He can afford to wait out the Europeans while reminding them how much the sanctions are costing them — and how much they need Russia.
Here’s what’s behind Russia’s ruble crisis and why Vladimir Putin is offering no change in his unstable policies.
As developments this week have made clear, the Russian economy is in big trouble, and it’s not clear Putin knows how to get out of it.
Russia’s parliament has been in overdrive in recent weeks, working on legislation targeting free speech, women’s heels, and the use of foreign words like “hamburger.”
U.S. officials talk about the harm Snowden’s disclosures have done, but he pointed out that they have given no concrete examples.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev argued that President Obama’s lack of tact is ‘slowly but surely moving’ the US and Russia ‘toward a second cold war.’
An ambivalent approach in much of Europe toward Putin’s destabilization of Ukraine is crippling efforts to build a resolute EU response.
The former Pioneer Press journalist drills down on issues ranging from the Massacre on Institutska Street to what the hapless West should or shouldn’t do.
Since the political uprising in Kiev, pro-Russian forces in Ukraine have adopted the colors of St. George’s ribbon, a potent symbol of Russian imperial might and Soviet-era bravery and glory.