By Viktor Sheinis
Viktor Sheinis
By Viktor Sheinis

Opinion 22 hours ago

On Its 25th Birthday, Russia's Constitution Is Still Worth Defending (Op-ed)

On Its 25th Birthday, Russia's Constitution Is Still Worth Defending (Op-ed)

Opinion 22 hours ago

By Viktor Sheinis
Viktor Sheinis
By Viktor Sheinis

But if we want to return to the democratic path declared during perestroika, our constitution will need an overhaul.

By Tanya Lokshina
Tanya Lokshina
By Tanya Lokshina

Opinion 1 day ago

Remembering Lyudmila Alexeyeva, the Matriarch of Russia’s Human Rights Movement (Оp-ed)

Remembering Lyudmila Alexeyeva, the Matriarch of Russia’s Human Rights Movement (Оp-ed)

Opinion 1 day ago

By Tanya Lokshina
Tanya Lokshina
By Tanya Lokshina

To honor her, we should do our part to make the world a better place.

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 4 days ago

The Year of Living Toxically

The Year of Living Toxically

Opinion 4 days ago

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

What's a toxic relationship? A toxic crowd? A toxic person? Who knows? But it sounds bad.

By Neil Hauer
Neil Hauer
By Neil Hauer

Opinion 5 days ago

Ramzan Kadyrov’s Next Target (Op-ed)

Ramzan Kadyrov’s Next Target (Op-ed)

Opinion 5 days ago

By Neil Hauer
Neil Hauer
By Neil Hauer

Chechnya’s recent move to grab territory from neighboring Ingushetia is unlikely to be its last.

By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

Opinion 5 days ago

INF Is Just Another Unenforceable Treaty (Op-ed)

INF Is Just Another Unenforceable Treaty (Op-ed)

Opinion 5 days ago

By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

The question is what kind of threat could bring the leaders of this fractured world to start making binding deals again.

By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

Opinion 6 days ago

Who Are Russia’s Heroes? It May Surprise You (Op-ed)

Who Are Russia’s Heroes? It May Surprise You (Op-ed)

Opinion 6 days ago

By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

Russians prefer local heroes, people of courage and larger-than-life figures – like Pushkin or Peter the Great – who have transcended the changes in propaganda lines.

By Alexander Gabuev for Carnegie
Alexander Gabuev for Carnegie
By Alexander Gabuev for Carnegie

Opinion 1 week ago

What Does the Kremlin Want Out of the G20 Summit?

What Does the Kremlin Want Out of the G20 Summit?

Opinion 1 week ago

By Alexander Gabuev for Carnegie
Alexander Gabuev for Carnegie
By Alexander Gabuev for Carnegie

Alexander Gabuev provides insight into Kremlin’s game plan.

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 1 week ago

Eat Your Grammar Spinach

Eat Your Grammar Spinach

Opinion 1 week ago

By Michele A. Berdy
Michele A. Berdy
By Michele A. Berdy

A simple query led to grammatical confusion -- among experts! If grammarians are confused, what's a poor foreigner to do?

By Dmitry Trenin for Carnegie
Dmitry Trenin for Carnegie
By Dmitry Trenin for Carnegie

Opinion 1 week ago

Containing the Kerch Crisis (Op-ed)

Containing the Kerch Crisis (Op-ed)

Opinion 1 week ago

By Dmitry Trenin for Carnegie
Dmitry Trenin for Carnegie
By Dmitry Trenin for Carnegie

Legal positions and geopolitical realities are different things.

By Mark H. Teeter
Mark H. Teeter
By Mark H. Teeter

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Remembering James H. Billington

Remembering James H. Billington

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Mark H. Teeter
Mark H. Teeter
By Mark H. Teeter

The author of perhaps the greatest book in English on Russian culture, "The Icon and the Axe," and 13th Librarian of Congress, passed away last week.

By Lincoln Mitchell & Tinatin Japaridze
Lincoln Mitchell & Tinatin Japaridze
By Lincoln Mitchell & Tinatin Japaridze

Opinion 2 weeks ago

The Specter of Russia Hangs Over Georgia’s Presidential Runoff (Op-ed)

The Specter of Russia Hangs Over Georgia’s Presidential Runoff (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Lincoln Mitchell & Tinatin Japaridze
Lincoln Mitchell & Tinatin Japaridze
By Lincoln Mitchell & Tinatin Japaridze

A return to power of Saakashvili’s allies could reignite tensions with Moscow.

By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Russia Needs a Better Post-Putin Vision (Op-ed)

Russia Needs a Better Post-Putin Vision (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

When I think about Russia after Putin, I’m looking for a credible vision that doesn’t replicate Putin’s great-power ambitions.

By Peter Apps for Reuters
Peter Apps for Reuters
By Peter Apps for Reuters

Opinion 2 weeks ago

In Azov Sea, Putin Plays a Deadly Ukraine Game (Op-ed)

In Azov Sea, Putin Plays a Deadly Ukraine Game (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Peter Apps for Reuters
Peter Apps for Reuters
By Peter Apps for Reuters

The Azov confrontation may yet yield bloodshed, but fallout can probably be controlled.

By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Putin and Poroshenko Don't Want All-Out War (Op-ed)

Putin and Poroshenko Don't Want All-Out War (Op-ed)

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

Russia has been quick to point out that the escalation benefits Poroshenko domestically.

By Mark Galeotti
Mark Galeotti
By Mark Galeotti

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Interpol Wasn’t at Risk of Becoming Putin’s Plaything

Interpol Wasn’t at Risk of Becoming Putin’s Plaything

Opinion 2 weeks ago

By Mark Galeotti
Mark Galeotti
By Mark Galeotti

But the West should still be relieved.

By William Courtney
William Courtney
By William Courtney

Opinion 3 weeks ago

What Are Effective Responses to Russian Misbehavior? (Op-ed)

What Are Effective Responses to Russian Misbehavior? (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By William Courtney
William Courtney
By William Courtney

Sanctions on Russians can be a powerful and effective tool, but in some cases there is a risk of spillover damage to other U.S. interests.

By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Russia and Japan Could Finally End WWII (Op-ed)

Russia and Japan Could Finally End WWII (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg
By Leonid Bershidsky for Bloomberg

Putin’s interests are economic and geopolitical, while Abe needs a win to ensure his place in history.

By Tatyana Stanovaya
Tatyana Stanovaya
By Tatyana Stanovaya

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Is The Kremlin Ready for Falling Ratings? (Op-ed)

Is The Kremlin Ready for Falling Ratings? (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Tatyana Stanovaya
Tatyana Stanovaya
By Tatyana Stanovaya

The ruling United Russia party and President Putin himself have recently suffered unexpected setbacks.

By Vladimir Ruvinsky
Vladimir Ruvinsky
By Vladimir Ruvinsky

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Why Violence Is Becoming the Norm in Russia (Op-ed)

Why Violence Is Becoming the Norm in Russia (Op-ed)

Opinion 3 weeks ago

By Vladimir Ruvinsky
Vladimir Ruvinsky
By Vladimir Ruvinsky

A recent survey shows that Russians are increasingly tolerant of violence and cruelty.