Peter Rutland

Opinion 11 months ago

History in the Making: The Agreement That Ended the Soviet Union

History in the Making: The Agreement That Ended the Soviet Union

Opinion 11 months ago

For Americans, Dec. 7 is “a day that will live in infamy,” as Franklin D. Roosevelt described the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For Russians, another world-changing event happened on Dec. 7, ...

Opinion 1 year ago

Did Russia Get a Raw Deal at Eurovision? (Op-Ed)

Did Russia Get a Raw Deal at Eurovision? (Op-Ed)

Opinion 1 year ago

After the surprise victory of Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm on May 14, a chorus of complaints could be heard from Moscow.

Opinion 2 years ago

EU Has Held Its Nerve in Ukraine

EU Has Held Its Nerve in Ukraine

Opinion 2 years ago

Jose Manuel Barroso, who stepped down as head of the European Commission in October 2014, gave a spirited defense of the European Union's actions during the Ukraine crisis in an address to ...

Opinion 2 years ago

Gorbachev's Democracy Died With Boris Nemtsov

Gorbachev's Democracy Died With Boris Nemtsov

Opinion 2 years ago

The murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was a reminder — if anyone needed it — that the transition to democracy in Russia has failed.

Opinion 2 years ago

No Arab Spring in Russia, Yet

No Arab Spring in Russia, Yet

Opinion 2 years ago

A lively debate has been under way for several years about the impact of the Internet on political life around the world.

Opinion 2 years ago

Grozny Attack Is Another Headache for Putin

Grozny Attack Is Another Headache for Putin

Opinion 2 years ago

The terrorist attack in Grozny on Dec. 4, the day of President Vladimir Putin's state of the nation address, was a brutal reminder that the problem of unrest in the Muslim republics ...

Opinion 3 years ago

How Much Longer Can Putin's System Last?

How Much Longer Can Putin's System Last?

Opinion 3 years ago

Putin has unequivocally signaled that Russia does not see itself as part of Europe.

Opinion 3 years ago

Putin Holds All the Cards in Ukraine

Putin Holds All the Cards in Ukraine

Opinion 3 years ago

It is increasingly obvious that Russia is winning in the battle for influence over Ukraine. What is not obvious, however, is what happens next and President Vladimir Putin's preferred outcome. Can he ...

Opinion 3 years ago

By Glorifying WWI, Putin Ignores Its Tragedy

By Glorifying WWI, Putin Ignores Its Tragedy

Opinion 3 years ago

On Friday, Aug. 1, President Vladimir Putin took time off from making history, to reflect on history.

Opinion 3 years ago

The U.S. And EU Don't Have a Ukraine Strategy

The U.S. And EU Don't Have a Ukraine Strategy

Opinion 3 years ago

The destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is without doubt the most serious challenge to peace in Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union, perhaps since the 1961 Berlin Wall crisis.