April 5, 2012

Kremlin Sees Obama as Weak

Vladimir Ryzhkov, Moscow Times

AP Photo

U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul has encountered a much chillier reception than he apparently anticipated when he agreed to come to Moscow. Rather than accolades, respect and words of endearment from the Russian authorities, the man who is an architect of U.S. President Barack Obama's "reset" with Moscow instead found himself the object of a Kremlin-sponsored media campaign aimed at discrediting, pressuring, provoking and defaming him.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Russia

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

March 30, 2012
Why a BRICS-built Bank Is Doomed to Fail
Jeremy Warner, The Telegraph
Brazil, China and India have little in common apart from opposition to Western control of global financial institutions. more ››
March 30, 2012
Vladimir Putin 2.0?
Brookings Institution
Vladimir Putin’s vigorous and successful election campaign coming on the heels of a protest movement that was clearly unanticipated by him raises questions about what lessons were learned from the events of the past four... more ››
March 30, 2012
Where's an Open Mic When We Need It?
Martin Peretz, Wall Street Journal
When President Obama blurted out to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he couldn't do serious business during an election year, the New York Times characterized it as a "moment of political candor." It seems to me, actually,... more ››
March 30, 2012
Obama's 'Flexibility' Doctrine
Charles Krauthammer, National Review
You don't often hear an American president secretly (he thinks) assuring foreign leaders that concessions are coming their way, but they must wait because he's seeking reelection and he dares not tell his own people. more ››
March 30, 2012
Has America Reported for Duty in Resource Wars?
Dan McGroarty, RCW
Until now, only the U.S. had been a non-combatant in the Resource Wars. more ››