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Ukraine finds it hard to disentangle from its deep Russian ties

Global Politics

Ukraine, a former Soviet Bloc country, is torn between its deep economic and cultural ties with Russia and its desire to modernize by becoming part of the European Union. When its president chose to draw closer to Russia over the EU, some Ukrainians applauded, while others took to the streets.

Russian Prime Minister Putin rides with motorcycle enthusiasts during his visit to a bike festival in the southern Russian city of Novorossiisk. (Photo: Alexsey Druginyn/RIA Novosti/Pool/ Reuters)

Vladimir Putin is Hog Wild for the Night Wolves

Conflict & Justice

For Obama & Putin, G-20 Summit Brings a Big Chill

Putin writes to American people in New York Times op-ed

The Global Reaction to Putin’s NY Times Op-Ed is Different Than You Might Think

Global Politics

Ketchum if You Can: The Real Story Behind Putin’s New York Times Op-Ed is PR Gold

Global Politics

The PR-firm Ketchum, was involved in placing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in the Times. Ketchum counts the Russian government as one of its clients. It scored a victory and struck PR gold by landing the piece in America’s paper of record.

The World

What Russians Make of President Putin’s Syria Op-Ed

Global Politics

Lawmakers in Washington have responded negatively to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times about the Syria crisis. But as for Russian citizens? Well, that’s a different story.

It’s Time to Take Vladimir Putin’s Diplomatic Skills Seriously

Global Politics

Marco Werman speaks with Svetlana Savranskaya of the National Security Archive at George Washington University about how the West should look beyond Putin’s KGB background and treat his proposal seriously.

Obama & Putin Far Apart on Question of Military Force in Syria

Global Politics

The Obama administration’s call for intervention in Syria is expected to overshadow the gathering of the G-20 in St. Petersburg. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin are bitterly divided over Syria. Host Marco Werman talks with The World’s Matthew Bell.

Strained U.S.-Russian Relations Lead to Canceled Summit

On Wednesday, President Obama announced his decision to cancel his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, marking the first time that an American president has called off a publicly announced visit to Russia since the end of the Cold War. The move is largely being attributed to frustration over Russia’s decision to offer temporary asylum […]