| Mar 20, 2014
Re "Putin makes Crimea seizure official," March 19
I am an ethnic Russian. I am also a Russian speaker: When my bartender greets me, he says "Stolichnaya"? This is clearly a universal greeting.
Moreover, I work at the USC School of Medicine, which...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:14 PM
MOSCOW — Russian officials on Thursday declared U.S. and European sanctions imposed following Moscow’s takeover of Crimea as illegitimate, ineffective and ”not based on international law.”
Even as President Obama announced a...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:06 PM
President Barack Obama and major industrialized allies warned Vladimir Putin of damaging economic sanctions if he takes further action to destabilize Ukraine and also agreed to hold their own summit, skipping a planned G8 meeting in Sochi.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:52 PM
BRUSSELS — The crisis over Crimea has not restarted the Cold War but has revived a "contest of ideas" between belief in powerful leaders and in democratic ideals, President Obama declared Wednesday as he laid out his case for firm opposition to...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:45 AM
A concerned citizenry is essential for a healthy democracy. While a great deal of attention is focused on the recent protests in Taiwan, it is our responsibility to elaborate the effort of the Republic of China (Taiwan) government to address concerns...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact....
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The first Obama administration was distinguished by eloquent promises and high expectations, especially in Norway where the jury of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded their annual distinction to Barack Obama even before he had settled down into the chair...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The sultan of oil-rich Brunei on Thursday announced the start of a new criminal code based on sharia law that will eventually prescribe punishments that include amputation and stoning, the first of Southeast Asia's predominantly Muslim countries to impose...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden has promoted the importance of new trade pacts as a way to curb piracy in other countries, in what he said was necessary to create a "global economic order where creativity and innovation can thrive."
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:28 PM
NATO foreign ministers suspended civilian and military cooperation with Russia on Tuesday and ordered plans for bolstering defenses in Eastern Europe to show the Kremlin that it will protect allies in the region from any further Russian aggression,...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:32 PM
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to remove 50 nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles from their silos over the next four years but not eliminate them from the U.S. arsenal, a move aimed at complying with a 2010 treaty with Russia and...