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Putin's Power Ploys
Putin's Power Ploys
Vladimir Putin, Grave Robber

Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s family pushes back against latest Kremlin propaganda initiative.

Putin's Power Ploys
Vladimir’s World

The West has consistently been baffled by Putin’s reluctance to change policy. That’s because it doesn’t understand that in Putin’s own mind, he has been a successful leader fighting the currents of history.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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