The Indomitable Natalia Gorbanevskaya

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A noble voice of the Soviet dissident movement passes from the stage.

Why the Syrian WMDs Don’t Actually Matter

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Obama’s mistake was hinging an attack on Syria on WMDs

How Russia Cashes in on UN Corruption

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For much of the past decade, Russia has been engaged in a systematic effort to stymie attempts to root out corruption in U.N. spending.

Putin Offers Russian Peacekeeping Troops for Golan Heights

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This is probably the best offer Putin made since the time he offered to trade Obama all of America’s nuclear codes for a handful of red jelly beans.

Obama’s Russia Reset Now Officially a Complete Failure

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“There is a move to re-Sovietise the region,” the US secretary of state told a news conference in Dublin hours before going into a meeting with her Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. “But let’s make no mistake about it. We know what the goal is and we are trying to figure out effective ways to slow down or prevent it.”

Obama’s Mail Bag

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The president shares a few of his most memorable post-election correspondences.

While Obama Golfs, Vladimir Spies on America

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Some of this technology was going directly to the Russian military, including into advanced submarines so that the United States was directly equipping the subs that it might one day have to fight.

Why Putin Cannot Afford an Obama Defeat

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If conservatives win in America and elsewhere, domestic drilling will go into high gear and the price of oil will drop. If the price of oil drops, Russia is wiped out.

Assad’s Russian Lifeline

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How Moscow is helping the Syrian dictatorship stave off collapse.

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Putin Back with a Vengeance

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The Russian autocrat begins his third term with a new crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.

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