Topic: Michael McFaul
Global News Blog Opposition leader Navalny joins growing roster of jailed opponents of Putin (+video)
The five-year sentence meted out to Alexei Navalny has deepened doubts among many about the Russian justice system.
The bogus second conviction of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oil tycoon turned prominent dissident, calls for both President Obama and President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Putin's protégé, to stand up strongly for the rule of law in Russia.
12/27/2010 01:56 pm
Even as Obama and Medvedev signed the START nuclear weapons treaty, Vladimir Putin was supporting the new government in Kyrgyzstan, where he wants the US to give up its military base. The US should have its eyes wide open about the promise of a "reset" in relations.
04/09/2010 03:48 pm
Ignoring the worst abuses and empowering authoritarians means betraying our friends in Russia – and undermining US leadership around the world.
02/10/2010 11:38 am
Sanctions against Iran are possible, Russia's President Medvedev said Wednesday. The statement is a coup for President Obama, and could be a result of his recent decision to kill a missile shield in Eastern Europe.
09/24/2009 01:00 am
The US bid to promote a fourth round of sanctions may get lost amid sharp dispute over Russian military action in Georgia.
08/15/2008 01:00 am