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How much is Vladimir Putin worth? Perhaps as much as $40 billion, according to recent reports. Anders Aslund, a senior fellow at the...

Today, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov announced that his country must achieve parity in nuclear arms with the United States. “The weak...

Today, in a Soviet-era margin of 418-0, the Duma approved a law to end compliance with the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty. The...

In New York on Tuesday, Intelligence Squared, a British-based debate forum, sponsored a discussion on one of today’s critical issues: Is Russia becoming our enemy...

Yesterday, Russia’s finance minister said that U.S. officials wanted to conclude discussions on the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization as quickly as possible....

• The trouble with the Internet is . . . well, fill in the blank. Me, I’d fill it in like this: The trouble with...

What is Vladimir Putin’s problem? Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates pay a rare joint visit to the Kremlin,...

In this country we’re not used to thinking of our politicians as heroes. And they seldom are—with some notable exceptions, such as Reagan, who cracked...

Yesterday, Moscow took one more step away from the West when it announced that it would not support tougher sanctions against Iran for failing to...

Georgia is on my mind. Although the facts are in dispute—they always are when Moscow is involved—it seems clear that a Russian plane entered...

I was struck by the juxtaposition of these two recent articles, one in the New York Times and one in the Washington Post. The Post article...

Today, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree suspending Russia’s participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty, for reasons of “national security.” The 1990 pact...