Whatever the merits of Tehran's case, lifting the 2007 UN embargo on the sale of conventional arms to Iran is just not going to fly in the United States.
The UN Security Council resolution was in advance of the 20th anniversary on Saturday of the massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslims. The US said Russia's action was 'a veto of a well-established fact.'
Newly released documents reveal a systematic campaign to reverse-engineer anti-virus software produced by firms like Russia's Kaspersky Labs, allowing intelligence agencies to uncover vulnerabilities that could help subvert them.
President Putin announced Tuesday that Russia would add 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles, prompting US Secretary of State Kerry to raise questions about the Kremlin's intentions.
The Sunday Times says Edward Snowden's files are in the hands of Russian and Chinese officials. The former NSA contractor's defenders say they couldn't be. Neither side is convincing.
By promoting anticorruption efforts in countries like Hungary and the Czech Republic, the US hopes to prevent Russia or others from 'hollowing out' young democracies by gaining undue influence.
Russia, like most countries, is struggling to balance public desire for privacy with the government's interest in monitoring potentially criminal activity. But the Kremlin's approach strikes observers as too heavy-handed.