More Vladimir Putin Articles

  • 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...

  • Monday meme: The most interesting Russian in the world

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  • Energy Department OKs natural gas export project

    The Energy Department approved a U.S. terminal to ship natural gas to nations without a free-trade agreement Monday, a move that comes amid escalating Washington pressure to expedite such projects.

  • Obama expected to push suspension of Russia from G-8

    President Obama later Monday is expected to call on U.S. allies to suspend Russia from the Group of Eight nations, White House officials hinted, looking to ramp up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin over his actions in Ukraine.

  • White House week ahead: Obama faces European challenge on Russia

    President Obama this week during a cross-Atlantic trip will look to build a united front with European allies against Russian President Vladimir Putin, trying to convince an unmoved Kremlin the West will impose serious penalties for further incursions into Ukraine.

  • Obama's Europe ties get new test in Russia dispute

    President Obama's complex relationship with Europe faces new challenges during a weeklong trip as he tries to persuade allied leaders to hold firm in efforts to punish Russia for its incursion into Ukraine.

  • Ted Cruz and Rand Paul unite to block Ukraine aid package over IMF changes

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will work to block a $1 billion Ukraine aid package unless Senate Majority Harry Reid, D-Nev., strips out a controversial measure funding the International Monetary Fund. The lawmakers told Reid they "intend to object to any floor...

  • Are tougher penalties against Russia to come?

    U.S. penalties against a Russian bank and the Kremlin's inner circle have pinched Moscow, but their effectiveness is in doubt if the goal is to get President Vladimir Putin to roll back his forces from Crimea or prevent more land grabs.

  • Zogby Report Card: Obama no worse than Ronald Reagan

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama doesn't have many options in Crimea, and is following a pattern set by former President Ronald Reagan, who talked tough but then left Lebanon. "In 1987, Yale University historian Paul Kennedy wrote about the...

  • White House: Russian retaliatory sanctions 'unfortunate'

    Though lawmakers receiving Russian sanctions trumpeted the punishment as a badge of honor, the White House on Friday dismissed the retaliatory penalties from the Kremlin as “unfortunate.” Vladimir Putin's regime on Thursday banned nine U.S. officials from traveling to Russia, including...

  • Obama struggles to contain fallout from Ukraine crisis

    Russia's swift annexation of Crimea created ripple effects that extend well beyond Ukraine, fundamentally redefining the relationship between Washington and Moscow. Vladimir Putin's land grab undermined President Obama's so-called "reset" with Russia, leaving the White House appearing weak and...

  • U.S. can't project power with diplomacy alone

    A certain worldview in the White House overlooks reality: The nation doesn’t need a strong military because there are no significant threats to it, and the president can handle any crisis through diplomacy.

  • Vladimir Putin's illusory triumph in Ukraine

    Bungling is an inherent feature of American foreign policy. Even with the best of intentions, our presidents miss warning signs, overreact to minor threats, fail to dissuade other governments from doing things we oppose and wade into situations that blow up in our faces. It's not a Republican...

  • Editorial cartoon: Putin's madness

    Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.



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