Despite being in many ways a second-rate and falling power, Russia under Vladimir Putin has emerged again as a significant world power.
Regardless of the outcome of the Putin-Obama meeting to discuss Syria, Ukraine and other matters, one thing is clear --the meeting demonstrates the sudden, even shocking, rise...
The Soviet Union in 1963 was a global superpower with a GNP roughly 50% of that of the United States.
Rarely have we seen serious negotiations with the great powers on one side dealing as equals with a Third World power on the other side.
While the United States, European Union and Russia battle over whether Ukraine will follow Crimea back into the Russian camp, there is a little secret that none of them dare...
To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin we need to look at the world not from our Western perspective but from his Russian perspective.
Americans, by playing checkers when the Russians are playing chess, are faced with a nearly unwinnable predicament with Ukraine and its 46 million people hanging in the...
As the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics draws, there is fear of a major terrorist attack in Sochi. Two terrorist acts in Volgograd and the threat of a terrorist attack...
Additional sanctions against Iran are important because the mullahs have strong reasons to keep their nuclear program going.