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Vladimir Putin

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  • Russia budget cuts threaten long-term economic prospects

    As Russia grapples with the impact of plunging energy prices and a contracting economy on its government finances, painful cuts in state spending have become unavoidable. But rather than touch sizeable defence and social expenditures backed by President...
  • The 'Jeb Bush Doctrine' makes debut

    The Bush Doctrine is on the verge of making a comeback. As Jeb Bush weighs a presidential bid, the former Florida governor on Tuesday laid out his foreign policy precepts, which closely mirror that of his brother, former President George W. Bush. Bush...
  • Ukraine, separatists sign new truce to replace failed Sept. 5 accord

    Ukraine, separatists sign new truce to replace failed Sept. 5 accord
    After more than 1,000 combat-related deaths in eastern Ukraine since a cease-fire was declared three months ago, government forces and pro-Russia separatists have signed a new truce to take effect Friday and require withdrawal of all heavy weaponry,...
  • The bad habit

    The bad habit with which the United States was left by victory in the Cold War was to believe that the war had been a-zero sum game, which is to say that whoever won, won -- they were now and forever Number One, the leader in whatever international...
  • U.S. leads the world in fighting corruption

    To the editor: Doyle McManus rightly argues that corruption abroad should be seen as a national security issue. The U.S. has been a leader in the fight against international corruption. ("How corruption abroad threatens U.S. national security," Op-Ed,...
  • Google needs to debunk European charges and improve privacy policies

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Monday, Dec. 1: There is a war going on in Europe that could have a significant impact on the U.S. and its economy. No, not Vladimir Putin's expansionist forays into Crimea and Ukraine,...
  • Putin says Russia scrapping South Stream gas pipeline, blames Europe

    Putin says Russia scrapping South Stream gas pipeline, blames Europe
    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a visit to Turkey on Monday that the Kremlin is scrapping its $10-billion South Stream pipeline project that would have bypassed Ukraine to bring natural gas to Southern Europe. Putin blamed European...
  • Paul Greenberg: The great turnaround

    And they say there's no good news in the paper. But when it comes to oil, oil prices, oil diplomacy and just about everything else connected to this country's shale-oil boom, there's little but good news to report either at home or abroad. From the gas...
  • New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal

    New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal
    Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs. Warheads in the nation's...
  • Cheaper oil's winners and losers

    The recent drop in world oil prices — from more than $100 a barrel in June to about $80 a barrel now — will benefit the global economy, American consumers and a beleaguered U.S. foreign policy. And there are reasons to think oil could remain...
  • As U.S. nuclear arsenal ages, other nations have modernized

    As U.S. nuclear arsenal ages, other nations have modernized
    As Russian forces were drawing back from a swift and violent incursion into Ukraine this fall, Moscow was delivering another powerful military statement many miles to the north. A new 40-foot Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of...