More Vladimir Putin Articles

  • Obama to Putin: Pull back from Ukraine border

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Worried about Moscow's intentions, President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull his troops back from the border with Ukraine during an hourlong phone call Friday. The Russian leader, who initiated the call, asserted that Ukraine's government...

  • Vladimir Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Obama on Friday to discuss the “U.S. proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine,” the White House announced. During the call with Obama, who is in Saudi Arabia -- his latest stop on a weeklong overseas trip -- the two...

  • On Russia, Obama is the one who misunderstands, not Vladimir Putin

    President Obama on Friday called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the border with Ukraine, saying Moscow's behavior "is not how international law and international norms are observed in the 21st century." “Well, on this I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about...

  • Obama forced to settle for status quo in Crimea

    President Obama will leave Europe armed with little more than threats against Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising concerns over his ability to deter the Kremlin from expanding its footprint beyond Crimea.

  • Obama urges Putin to 'move back' troops from Ukrainian border

    President Obama on Friday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “move back” troops which have been massing on the border with Ukraine and begin negotiations with the government in Kiev.

  • Examiner Editorial: Vladimir Putin's Russia is a 'regional power' with global reach

    That President Obama is ill-suited to lead on the world stage has become painfully obvious as Vladimir Putin consolidates his Crimean aggression and lays the groundwork for new adventures elsewhere in eastern Ukraine and the Baltic states.

  • Obama's 'flexibility' leads to a dangerous world

    With the flexibility provided “after my election” and with Vladimir Putin's help, President Obama quietly erased the red line he drew in Syria. The problem with flexibility and erasing red lines is that it leaves you with little flexibility and tempts others to cross red lines you don’t...

  • 'Hot-blooded' Vladimir Putin's economic weakness

    In August of 2008 at the Beijing Summer Olympics President George W. Bush had a talk with President Vladimir Putin. Georgia's anti-Moscow president, Mikheil Saakashvili, had been uttering provocative sonorities about Russia, so Russian troops marched into Georgia much as they are doing today in...

  • Fracking Vladimir Putin's gas advantage: War by other means in the 21st century

    Here's the bottom line for our moment in time: Vladimir Putin's Smart Thuggery has exposed Barack Obama's Smart Diplomacy as a pompous mix of faculty lounge jive, utopian balderdash and reckless weakness. Cunning thugs running countries behave like cunning thugs running criminal cartels, or...

  • Obama jabs Vladimir Putin, says West not entering another Cold War

    President Obama in the central speech of a cross-Atlantic tour Wednesday lectured Russian President Vladimir Putin about the consequences of annexing Crimea, saying that western powers would not “look the other way” as the Kremlin attempts to flex its muscle in Eastern Europe. Speaking to...

  • John McCain: 'No doubt in my mind' that Edward Snowden is working for Vladimir Putin

    Sen. John McCain is convinced National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is working for the Russians. "Sure. Not a doubt in my mind," McCain, R-Ariz., responded when asked by the Washington Examiner. McCain said the timing of the releases of information stolen from the NSA is proof that...

  • President Obama: Russia 'stands alone'

    President Obama, insisting the U.S. would preserve an ironclad commitment to its European partners, said Wednesday that Russia “stands alone” in the wake of annexing Crimea. Appearing at a joint press conference in Brussels, Belgium, with European leaders, Obama defended his...

  • Editorial cartoon: Vladimir Putin the cartographer

    Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.

  • Obama stands behind criticism of Mitt Romney on Russia

    President Obama on Tuesday defended his approach to dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling Russia a "regional power” and standing behind his dismissal of presidential rival Mitt Romney's assertion that the Kremlin posed a major threat to U.S. interests. "Russia's actions are...

  • G-7 to hold summit in Brussels, won't meet in Russia

    The United States and western allies announced Monday that a meeting of the Group of Eight nations planned for June in Sochi, Russia, had been cancelled, with world leaders planning instead to meet in Brussels in retaliation for Russian President Vladimir Putin annexing Crimea. “We will not...



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