In the space of a year, Vladimir Putin has gone from being a pariah to being courted by Western powers.
Can nepotism create the next generation of Russian leaders? The country's past century suggests it won’t be so simple.
A few commentators point to one possible culprit—the West.
The former U.S. president joked that he could provide maps to help Russia target the Islamic State more accurately.
The country’s deep integration into the global economy complicates Cold War-style strategy.
What if restrictions on Western food are more than just a post-imperial temper tantrum?
The war in Ukraine and shifts in energy markets have put the Russian leader in a bind.
Having failed to achieve its objectives in Ukraine through negotiations, Russia is turning to other means.
U.S. officials are turning to Russia for help with Iran and Syria, even as the Ukrainian conflict persists.
Vladimir Putin is recruiting young officials to reshape Russia's bureaucracy in his own image.
This has happened before in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The rest of the world just wasn't paying attention.
The president's favorite journalist has floated an exit strategy.
Interpreting the meaning of an election conceived in chaos
How long can the Kremlin sustain the nationalist euphoria whipped up by its actions in Ukraine?
Fourteen years after assuming power, Putin's quest to remold the country in his image is complete.
One expert thinks the country would be better off if it were partitioned.
The Russian president is positioning himself as the world's leading defender of traditional values.
Why the protests in Kiev could deal a major blow to official corruption in Russia
Why a man who nailed his scrotum to the pavement in Red Square could be Russia's next human-rights champion
Russian nationalism, with its dangerous xenophobic overtones, is now spreading to the country's 'silent majority.'