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Russia and the USA Fight. Syrians Lose.

Things are getting much worse in Syria, and the Ukraine crisis is to blame.

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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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