Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with German President Frank Walter Steinmeier

Vladimir Putin’s grudge with Hillary Clinton

Global Politics

When Vladimir Putin first took control of Russia, Bill Clinton was the US president. Frontline filmmaker Mike Kirk tells how Putin came to consider the United States an existential threat, how he consolidated his power to confront the US, and why launching a campaign to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election would not have been out of character.


Ukraine finds it hard to disentangle from its deep Russian ties

Global Politics
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

President Putin’s letter in the New York has attracted a mixed response in America. But how is it being seen in the rest of the world? We hear from BBC journalists about reactions from China and Brazil.

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.