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  • Putin Options Dwindle in Ukraine as EU Takes Lead in Peace

    As Europe takes the lead in trying to end the bloodshed in the Ukrainian capital, Vladimir Putin is running out of options to shape events in a country that he sees as firmly within Russia’s sphere of influence.

  • How the Iran Nuclear Standoff Looks From Russia: Dmitri Trenin

    When Russians look at Iran, they see a country that has been their neighbor and rival forever. As the Russian empire advanced, it wrestled the North and South Caucasus from the Shah. Peter the Great annexed, briefly, Iran’s entire Caspian Sea coastline and put his forces just north of Tehran.

  • The West Just Doesn’t Get Putin

    U.S. reactions to President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed article in the New York Times this week, from outrage to ridicule, show just how badly much of the Western policy elite are misinterpreting Russia.

  • Syria Suicide Bomb Kills Nine as Ban Condemns Violence

    A suicide bomb killed at least nine people today in the Syrian capital, Damascus, state media reported, as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the continuing violence “totally unacceptable.”

  • Medvedev Says May Run for Presidency in 2012 If the `People' Support Him

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev used his Silicon Valley debut to identify 10 goals for his first term and said he may seek a second to finish what he started.

  • Iran Talks Breakthrough Has One-in-Three Chance, Carnegie Says

    The chances of a breakthrough in talks over Iran’s disputed nuclear program are now as high as one in three, said Dmitri Trenin of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • Syria Could Unite Russia and China Against the U.S.

    The massacre of more than 100 men, women and children at Houla has buried the peace plan for Syria promoted by former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan. Soon, the regime and its opponents will get to fight out their civil war unobstructed.

  • Chill in U.S.-Russia Ties Prevails in Washington Talks

    Two days after President Barack Obama canceled plans to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month, their foreign and defense ministers met in Washington today in an effort to bridge differences.

  • Too Much Faith in Markets Denies Us the Good Life

    John Maynard Keynes’s generation of economists assumed that as people became more efficient at satisfying their wants, they would, and should as rational agents, work less and enjoy life more. Yet power relationships and the insatiability of human wants are such that we have maintained an ethic of acquisitiveness.

  • True Capitalists Are Pro-Market, Not Pro-Business

    Since the failure of the effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a curious meme has been slithering through the commentariat: Public-employee unions are down and out.

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