Ali Peterson discusses the impact (or lack thereof) of economic sanctions on Russia, and argues that Western leaders must reevaluate their policy toward Moscow.
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, divisions between Europe and Russia remain in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine — mostly due to Vladimir Putin.
On Wednesday, Mosha Gessen, a New York Times journalist and Russian refugee, spoke at Cornell about Putin, the new Russian state, and Pussy Riot. Thea Walsh argues that Vladimir Putin has strived to exclude dissident groups from Russian society by depicting them as foreign and anti-Russian.
The Crimean annexation and Russian military intervention in eastern Ukraine fit into a pattern of aggressive Russian behavior along its periphery.