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The 5 Territories that Russia Could Annex Next

Are these the next dominos to fall?

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George Takei’s Sochi Campaign is More Consequential than Obama’s Canceled Summit With Putin

Why shaming Russia over LGBT policies ahead of the olympics could be a winning strategy

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After their joint press conference in Moscow, Russia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov share a laugh over mentions of Team USA's loss to Russia at the World Hockey Championship on May 7, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Russia’s Cynical Ploy on Syria

Behind the scenes at the Security Council reveals sharp divisions on Syria.

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Obama’s Syria Delaying Tactic

In a press conference earlier today, President Obama very cautiously addressed the question of whether or not Assad crossed the chemical weapons “Red Line.” His conclusion? We don’t yet know, but if we do find out conclusively it would be a “game changer.”

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Why Russia Matters

Without Russian support, or at least acquiescence, it is difficult to see how more robust policies of aiding Syrian rebels; or of direct military intervention can succeed

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In Russian Journalist’s Death, A Glimpse of Oppression

Vladimir Putin promised to investigate the beating of Mikhail Beketov last year. He never did. In all likelihood, he never will. Journalist murders in Russia rarely get investigated – they’re seen almost as a favor to the establishment. Without national leadership to end them, these murders will just continue.

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