May 17, 2014

Putin's Huge Imperialist Gamble

Maxim Trudolyubov, Russia in Global Affairs

The Associated Press

For most of the post-Soviet years, Russia has been torn by a question that haunts its people and their rulers: Do Russians want their country to be an imperialist power feared by other nations or a land whose primary concern is its citizens’ well-being?

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Russia, Vladimir Putin

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

May 12, 2014
Putin Is Acting Defensively in Ukraine
Jackson Diehl, Washington Post
Yes, the Kremlin strongman would like to prevent Ukraine from integrating with the European Union, and to bite off as much of it as possible for his would-be Eurasian Union, a kind of Soviet Union lite. But ultimately Putin is... more ››
May 6, 2014
Vladimir Putin's Four Dirty Words
David Remnick, The New Yorker
No wonder so many cultural conservatives, from Pat Buchanan to the leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church, adore Vladimir Putin: he projects bare-chested swagger, and he is also developing a form of Russian cultural conservatism... more ››
In order to deal with Russia, Washington must urgently repair its reputation as the world's only functional bulwark against chaos and injustice. This demands the kind of determination several of America's friends in Europe doubt... more ››
The Obama administration’s approach to events in Ukraine and the approach favored by the president’s critics are based on the same faulty premise. Both parties assume Russian President Vladimir Putin has firm control of... more ››