More Vladimir Putin Articles

  • 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.

  • Russian economy, tycoons take hit in Crimea crisis

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's most powerful businessmen waited for over an hour Thursday to hear from President Vladimir Putin, whose decision to annex the Crimean Peninsula has cost their companies hundreds of millions of dollars in market value. When Putin finally showed up, he spoke to them for...

  • John McCain jokes about Russian sanctions: 'I guess this means my spring break in Siberia is off'

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., reacted to the sanctions placed on him by the Russian government with a bit of sarcastic humor on Thursday. “I guess this means my spring break in Siberia is off, my Gazprom stock is lost, and my secret bank account in Moscow is frozen," he said. "Nonetheless, I...

  • Obama expands sanctions against Russia, warns of 'more severe actions'

    President Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. was expanding sanctions against senior Russian officials following Moscow's annexation of Crimea and warned of further “severe actions” against the Kremlin if it did not stand down. “The world is watching with grave concern,” Obama said...

  • Analysis: Putin tests Obama's foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, Russia's aggressive annexation of Crimea is testing central tenets of his foreign policy philosophy: his belief in the power of direct diplomacy, his preference for using economic sanctions as punishment and his inclination to proceed cautiously in...

  • Vladimir Putin's just the latest bad character to enchant Western leaders

    Acting as if he were endowed by special insight bestowed upon no one else, George W. Bush declared in 2001 that he had looked Vladimir Putin in the eye and “was able to get a sense of his soul.”

  • White House condemns storming of Ukrainian navy headquarters

    White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday condemned the storming of the Crimean navy headquarters by pro-Russian forces, saying that Russia was “directly responsible for any casualties” that occur in the conflict.

  • Options for confronting Vladimir Putin's cold facts in Ukraine

    The cold fact of European geo-political history distinguishing March 18, 2014, from March 17, and, for that matter, making it precariously unlike any other day since the end of World War II is this: Military aggression in Europe by a major European power has led to political annexation and...

  • It's put up or shut up time for President Obama

    From the start, he promised Russia would pay "costs" if it persisted in trying to grab Ukrainian territory. Well, now it has, and the shooting has started. From AFP: One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another wounded on Tuesday during a raid on a Ukrainian military base in the rebel Black...

  • Joe Biden: More sanctions coming as Russia annexes Crimea

    Vice President Joe Biden, in Eastern Europe to reassure U.S. allies rattled by Russian actions in Ukraine, said Tuesday that Western powers would impose more sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime after Moscow formally annexed Crimea.

  • Vladimir Putin: Crimea should be part of Russia

    Fiercely defending Russia's move to annex Crimea, President Vladimir Putin said Russia had to respond to what he described as a Western plot to take Ukraine into its sphere of influence.

  • Editorial cartoon: All's fair with the Crimean vote

    Cartoon by David Fitzsimmons/Cagle Cartoons

  • Without a foreign policy, Obama appears weak and indecisive

    What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may eventually be discovered, but there is something else that has been missing for much longe,r and its “disappearance” has far greater implications for America. It is our foreign policy. Can anyone say what it is? With Russia's Vladimir Putin...

  • Obama's solipsism produces cognitive dissonance

    Cognitive dissonance is a phrase that describes what happens when the world turns out to operate differently from what you expected. It's also a phrase that could be used to describe the state of mind of some of President Obama's current and past foreign policy advisers.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...