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Putin

Yesterday, Noah Rothman rightly highlighted how Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has exhibited “conspicuous deference bordering on fealty” toward Russia, a country which has not...
Edward Snowden

The Kremlin thinks everyone should see Oliver Stone's adulatory bio-pic Snowden. “[It has] a brilliant script,” said Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, “and, what is most...
Syria

The situation in Syria has gone from farce to tragedy in the space of just a few days. The farce occurred, as I previously noted, on...
Russia

In Robert Caro's sublime biography of Lyndon Johnson, he recounts how as a young congressional staffer LBJ schemed and connived in 1933 to become speaker...
Donald Trump

The impulse to see patterns, intentionality, and strategy where there are none is a deeply human trait. For example, many conservatives had convinced themselves there...
Russia

Donald Trump’s supporters are today involved in a scene-chewing display of apoplexy over how recalcitrant conservatives are out to get their guy. This week, Ted...
Russia

You would think that Barack Obama would have learned his lesson by now. You would be wrong. According to reporting by the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin,...
Barack Obama

President Barack Obama warned the nation in September of 2013 that, if the United States did not pursue military action against Bashar al-Assad, it could...
Dana Rohrabacher

As more and more of the Republican electorate flirts with the atavistic statist nationalism championed by the celebrity candidate at the top of the GOP’s...
Russia

There is shocking news out of Syria -- shocking, that is, if you are the sort of credulous person who actually believes the words that...
Putin

Call it the triumph of trust over verification or geopolitics for the instant gratification set: As Noah Rothman has pointed out, in the past 24-hours,...
Vladimir Putin

What does it mean that Vladimir Putin is withdrawing the “main part” of Russia’s expeditionary force in Syria? It’s unclear because the words Putin uses...