Most items on notional agendas for U.S.-Russia cooperation are irrelevant or impossible to achieve, regardless of the tenor of the bilateral relationship.
Four roots of the current crisis in Western relations with Russia.
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.
As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.
Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.
If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.
Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.
Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.
Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”