February 26, 2014

Be Wary of Putin -- Not Frightened of Him

Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Russia will not stand idly by over the Ukraine revolution, but it doesn’t wield the power that it once did.

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February 19, 2014
Russia Hasn't Been a Hockey Power for Years
Barry Petchesky, Deadspin
There will be a tendency to blame Russia's superstars, of which there are many, but this was a team failure. Some of the best players in the world are Russian, but Russia is not one of the best hockey nations in the world, and... more ››
February 23, 2014
The Games Putin Plays
Ross Douthat, New York Times
Despite the blunders of the European Union -- which courted Kiev without seeming to realize that Russia might make a counteroffer -- Putin is struggling to win a battle for influence in a country that both the Romanovs and the... more ››
February 19, 2014
This Is Vladimir Putin's Worst Nightmare
Julia Ioffe, New Republic
Putin and the system he built do sweat the small things because Putin sees dissent as a slippery slope. He knows the cold has never stopped a single Russian revolutionary. One day people are camping out in a snowy fountain in... more ››
February 21, 2014
Putin Is Russia's Ronald Reagan
Andranik Migranyan, National Interest
Since mid-2000s, the Russian leadership, elite and society have largely overcome the inferiority complex of the 1990s, become more confident and self-sufficient, and turned their concern from who loved or hated their country to... more ››
CIVIL strife often follows a grimly predictable pattern. What at first seems a soluble dispute hardens into conflict, as goals become more radical, bitterness accumulates and the chance to broker a compromise is lost. Such has... more ››