Hosted by Michael Graham4:25 PM, Mar 6, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, with executive editor Fred Barnes on President Obama's Ukraine statement and why it's his job to stop Vladimir Putin.
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10:15 AM, Mar 1, 2014 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Here's President Obama on Friday: "The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine." Characteristically,
The Met metes out a rebuke to Vladimir Putin.Mar 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 25 • By PAUL DU QUENOY
February was a bad month for Vladimir Putin. Despite Russia’s impressive Olympic victories, the Sochi Games turned out to be a $51 billion showcase of graft and corruption that even the Kremlin’s deftest apologists could not explain away without sounding embarrassingly Soviet.
Talking to Angela E. Stent about her new book on U.S. Russian relations.1:15 PM, Feb 27, 2014 • By LEE SMITH
Russian president Vladimir Putin is everywhere. The former KGB officer has used virtually everything at hand to catapult himself as well as his country, the shell of a once mighty empire, on to the world stage. Whether it’s Putin’s determination to host the Winter Olympics in a semi-tropical climate, his steadfast refusal to turn on his Syrian ally Bashar al-Assad, or his contesting the West for supremacy in Ukraine and the rest of Russia’s near abroad, the man has made himself an indispensable actor—and one almost constantly in competition, if not rivalry, with the Obama White House. Recently, I spoke with Georgetown University professor Angela E. Stent about her new book The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century to get a sense of where Putin’s Moscow may be heading.
12:22 PM, Feb 5, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Sochi Olympics are busy setting some sort of record for glitches and one of them has attracted the attentions of the indefatigable Senator Charles Schumer who is perturbed by the Russian’s unwillingness to allow the importation of yogurt.
7:18 AM, Feb 5, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Richard Engel reported last night on NBC that all visitors to the Sochi Olympics are getting hacked as soon as their electronic devices connect to any Russian network:
11:51 AM, Dec 26, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Russian people were polled, recently, on the question of which of their political figures is most popular. An alien notion in Russian politics, perhaps, but just the same, the question was asked and the people, knowing what is good for them, answered. In a surprise result:
9:01 AM, Dec 19, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Russia strongman Vladimir Putin had some kind words for NSA leaker Edward Snowden. "[H]e's noble," Putin said at a press conference in Moscow today. Snowden has been given temporary asylum in Russia and is on the run from the U.S. government.
"Thanks to Mr. Snowden, a lot has changed in the minds of people around the world ... We don’t help him - we just gave him temporary asylum," said Putin, according to NBC.
8:24 AM, Sep 16, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Time has put Vladimir Putin on the covers of various editions of its September 16, 2013 magazine, distributed across the world. It's appearing almost everywhere -- in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific.
Everywhere, that is, except for one location: Time magazines in America.
Americans are being treated to a special cover story claiming "It's Time To Pay College Athletes."
12:42 PM, Sep 15, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Bill Kristol, with Brit Hume, Jane Harman, and Charles Lane, earlier today on the Internet-only Panel Plus:
12:35 PM, Sep 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
John Boehner, the Republican House speaker, told reporters Thursday he was "insulted" by the op-ed article in the New York Times by Russian president Vladimir Putin on the Syrian conflict. The Washington Free Beacon has the video:
3:19 PM, Jul 16, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Edward Snowden's lawyer is a Putin crony, the AFP reports.
"US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden will stay in the transit zone of the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for three weeks while Russian authorities process his asylum request, a lawyer helping him said Tuesday," reports the AFP.
6:54 PM, Jul 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama talked with Russian chief Vladimir Putin on the phone today about Edward Snowden, according to the White House. But no further details about the conversation concerning Snowden have been released.