Black Sea falls by the wayside in impeachment controversy.
The Putin oligarchs are billionaires who serve at the discretion of the state. The original Yeltsin-type oligarchs owned the state.
Putin still has much to learn to make the most of the opportunities that arise from the United States’ strategic shifts and tactical fumbles.
While Turkey’s President dreams big power dreams, Putin plays Erdogan like a fiddle.
The pipeline has less to do with energy supply and a lot more to do with dividing the EU.
Macron seems to be prepping a tempting offer: How about letting Russia back into the G8 (as Trump wants), in exchange for Trump cooling his fire on Iran?
A more prosperous Ukraine —where good money from legal economic activity drives out bad money from corruption and illegal trading — will worry Putin.
Why Kyiv’s confrontation with Moscow in Eastern Ukraine will continue without an EU policy change.
Putin will likely meet Trump at the G20 summit in Osaka. Will their financial ties be the subject of their discussions?