Tag: Vladimir Putin

Grandmaster Putin’s Trap – 2

In December of last year we published an intriguing article by Dmitry Kalinichenko, “Grandmaster Putin’s Trap,” which has drawn far more attention from readers than we ever expected. It continues to be cited by many international political and economic experts. That article addressed Russia’s latent strategy to get rid of […]

The Price of Indifference and Self-deception

My Russian friends periodically ask me what Americans think about Russia. Recent developments have given rise to a new round of questions: Putin’s interview for CBS News’ “60 Minutes”, his UN speech, and the start of air support for the beleaguered Syrians. I can best address by referring to the […]

Putin’s Global Game Changer

Contrary to the expectations of many experts who were predicting a “second Munich” from Vladimir Putin in New York, the Russian president made no grandiose proclamations during his address to the UN General Assembly. In fact, he was outwardly far milder than one might have imagined. By comparison, Obama’s emotional […]