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Vladimir Putin


It’s long been clear who will win Russia’s presidential election. But the campaign is laying bare the flaws within the system Vladimir Putin has …


Russian foreign policy may seem to follow a clear strategy to restore the country’s position as a global superpower. In reality, it is merely …


The Russian government is using “reconciliation” to avoid real discussion of the past.


The West should be careful not to make Vladimir Putin’s Russia stronger than it is.


Russia’s president is more a product of the Russian political landscape than its architect.


President-elect Trump’s relationship with Putin is likely to run into obstacles.


It might seem like Russians stand firmly behind their president. Not so, says opposition leader Ilya Yashin. But the opposition has trouble making itself heard.


Political journalism’s love affair with a newly minted word must end now.


What the Panama Papers have revealed about the Russian President’s rule.


Moscow’s warnings of a “new Cold War” are out of sync with today’s realities.


The hard line on Vladimir Putin is weakening, in Germany and elsewhere.


With Nord Stream 2 Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is nearing his goal of cutting Ukraine out of the gas supply picture.


Russia’s actions in Syria make a bad situation worse.


There are growing signs that an armistice is taking hold in eastern Ukraine. It would be no victory for Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s undeclared hybrid war, though.


Russia’s President has used Europe’s dependence on Russian gas as a powerful geopolitical lever. But energy geopolitics is a risky game, especially with Brussels now poised to take advantage of opportunities to permanently slash Gazprom’s market share.


The peculiar ways President Vladimir Putin’s regime understands Russia’s past are feeding the current conflict with the West.