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NATO General: West Won't Be Caught Off Guard by Putin Again

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fireworks rung in the one-year anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea. But western forces are left struggling to develop a strategy to deal with Putin. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Welcome Back, Vladimir" Edition

Friday, March 20, 2015

John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Julia Ioffe discuss the reelection in Israel of Benjamin Netanyahu, the reappearance in Russia of Vladimir Putin, and the resignation from Congress of Rep. Aaron Schock.

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The Takeaway

Exiled Russian Official Takes a Stand Against Putin

Monday, March 16, 2015

Ilya Ponomarev, a member of the Russian parliament, has been living in exile here in the U.S. because of his opposition to President Putin.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Nemtsov's Murder Means For Russia

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen talks about the brazen murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, including who may have done it, why and how Russians are responding.

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The Takeaway

Ukraine: A Crisis Slipping Towards the Brink?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tomorrow, the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia will meet to discuss the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. How will Putin respond?

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FT Big Read

Battle for Ukraine: How the west lost Putin

Friday, February 06, 2015

Battle for Ukraine: How the west lost Putin

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Time to start arming the Ukraine government?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Time to start arming the Ukraine government?

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The Takeaway

A Desperate and Cornered Vladimir Putin

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

With the Russian ruble losing half it's value and oil prices dropping 50 percent since last summer, Vladimir Putin has nothing to lose in Ukraine. What will his next move be?  

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The Takeaway

U.S. & Russia Take Sides as Ukraine Nears Civil War

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

There's been intense fighting in eastern Ukraine, and pro-Russian separatist rebels have called for up to 100,000 men to take on the Ukrainian Army.

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The Takeaway

President Putin 'Intent On Moving Borders'

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe says that President Putin has ambitions to re-draw the map and is intent on creating a new rift in Europe.

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The Takeaway

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: The Man to Take on Putin?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been praised as a activist for democracy and a force for good who suffered at the hands of Putin. But it's not clear if he can save Russians from reality.

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The Takeaway

Online Activists Inspire Hope In Russia

Monday, January 05, 2015

In an environment where the Russian middle class faces some pain from falling oil prices and western sanctions, can opposition to Putin's rule gain momentum?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Can Russia's economy weather the storm?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Can Russia's economy weather the storm?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Putin's Rise to Power and Who Has Profited From His Rule

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Russian scholar Karen Dawisha discusses evidence that those in Putin's circle and argues that they have used their public positions for personal gain.

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FT Big Read

Russia: the arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Russia: the arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Rising tensions over war in Ukraine

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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The Takeaway

Putin Power Play Puts NATO In Tough Spot

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Russian leaders say they plan to revise their military doctrine to allow for the Kremlin to rapidly deploy forces to Eastern Europe in response to NATO.

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PRI's The World

If Putin picks a fight with NATO, what's the West willing to do about it?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

With Russian troops invading eastern Ukraine, NATO is preparing its own military response — of a kind. The alliance is expected to announce the creation of a rapid reaction force that could send 4,000 soldiers to Eastern Europe within hours. But is that enough to deter Vladimir Putin?

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PRI's The World

Ukraine faces up to a Russian invasion, while Moscow keeps denying it

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Russia says its soldiers aren't fighting in Ukraine, but evidence keeps piling up that Russia has invaded — even in Russia itself. That's caused some protests in Russia and disappointment in Ukraine, where people are feeling abandoned by the outside world.

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