January 6, 2014

Why 2013 Was Big for Russia

Margot Light, openDemocracy

The Associated Press

While Russia enjoyed many successes in 2013, 2014 may be much more challenging.

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January 2, 2014
Putin's (Un)happy New Year
William Pomeranz, Reuters
As Putin subtly warned in his final 2013 appearances — and as the Volgograd bombings so graphically confirmed — major changes must come in the new year. Putin virtually admitted in his December speeches that the... more ››
January 2, 2014
Don't Pin Global Homophobia on Britain
James Kirchick, Daily Beast
It is too simple to say anti-gay laws in the developing world are merely vestiges of British colonialism. The problem is older, and more complex. more ››
January 2, 2014
Putin's Olympic Moment
Chicago Tribune
In 2007, when the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2014 Winter Games to the Russian city of Sochi, it raised hopes that the Kremlin was open to liberalization and reform. President Vladimir Putin did his best to charm... more ››
January 2, 2014
The Caucasus: Laboratory of Geopolitics
Kaplan & Chausovsky, Stratfor
Forget the Middle East and Asia. Perhaps the most exquisite seismograph for subtle and not-so-subtle shifts in the geopolitical fortunes of major powers is the Caucasus, whose very ethnic complexity and heart-stopping beauty... more ››
January 1, 2014
So Much for Russia's Security Crackdown
Richard Weitz, WP Review
Russia's crackdown on Islamist militants hasn't made the country more secure. more ››