Some think the West has a Russia problem, not a Putin problem. The truth is it probably has both.
Changing demography and imperial ambitions in the near abroad may be too much for Moscow.
Putin’s plan seems to be to sit tight and await a hike in oil prices—but long periods of stagnation haven’t gone well for Moscow in the past.
It’s not as hopeless a proposition as you might think.
In all areas of human endeavor, perhaps, save one.
What Russia wants, the West simply cannot deliver.
The latest in medical technology is powerless to cure the creeping Ukraine Fatigue besetting some Western capitals. Only Kyiv can do something about it.
Has the West always had it in for Russia? Hardly.
If America really wanted to destroy Russia, it could do no better than tell it to keep doing exactly what it’s doing.
Russia is trapped in an unsatisfying holding pattern, hoping for oil prices to recover, for the West to fragment and for Ukraine to implode.
As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.
By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.
There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.
It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.
Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.
Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.