James Brooke

Opinion 3 years ago

The Many Wonders of Sochi

The Many Wonders of Sochi

Opinion 3 years ago

Journalists are agitated to learn that the Russians, while building 24,000 hotel rooms in three years, made athletes' rooms a priority.

Opinion 3 years ago

Ukraine's Two Nations

Ukraine's Two Nations

Opinion 3 years ago

To understand what is happening in Kiev today, remember that Ukraine has a larger landmass in Europe than France, the largest nation of the European Union.

Opinion 3 years ago

YouTube Made the Maidan

YouTube Made the Maidan

Opinion 3 years ago

A video showing police brutally bashing protesters was viewed 780,000 times, helping bring 300,000 new protesters on to the street.

Opinion 4 years ago

Why I Surrendered My Private Parts to Putincare

Why I Surrendered My Private Parts to Putincare

Opinion 4 years ago

With Obamacare dividing the U.S., I thought it my patriotic duty to do an undercover investigation of "Putincare." My weekend did not have the drama of Solzhenitsyn's 1967 novel "The Cancer Ward," ...

Opinion 4 years ago

China's Central Asia Bazaar

China's Central Asia Bazaar

Opinion 4 years ago

Trade between China and Central Asia hit $46 billion last year. At the time of the Soviet collapse, in 1991, it was virtually zero.

Opinion 4 years ago

Russia Helped Build Syria's Chemical Weapons

Russia Helped Build Syria's Chemical Weapons

Opinion 4 years ago

Western observers are right to be wary of Moscow's offer to bring Syria's chemical warfare program under international controls and, ultimately, destruction.

Opinion 4 years ago

Russia's Gas Warfare History

Russia's Gas Warfare History

Opinion 4 years ago

Russian politicians and analysts are working hard this week to create a cloud of doubt around the Aug. 21 chemical attack outside Damascus.

Opinion 4 years ago

Did Kremlin Arrange Snowden's Trip to Russia?

Did Kremlin Arrange Snowden's Trip to Russia?

Opinion 4 years ago

Russian officials may have approached Snowden in Hong Kong with the idea of flying to Russia.

Opinion 4 years ago

Russians Rediscover Georgia's Wonders

Russians Rediscover Georgia's Wonders

Opinion 4 years ago

When I first visited Georgia as a reporter in September 1991, residents in Tbilisi had spray-painted out all Russian language signs and were jamming Russian language radio and television broadcasts.

Opinion 4 years ago

The Geopolitics of Sheep in an Armenian Region

The Geopolitics of Sheep in an Armenian Region

Opinion 4 years ago

The sheep deal would mean thousands of armed Azeri men infiltrating Armenia.