Tag: Vladimir Putin

Obama, Putin take conflicting views on Syria

Obama and Putin talk in the Oval Office

President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin took center stage at the United Nations General Assembly in late September with their conflicting stances on the situation in Syria. President Obama spoke first and told other world leaders that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must step down from power. His Russian counterpart expressed the exact opposite… Read More

Putin: “Internet is CIA Special Project,” Orders Alternate Russian Wikipedia

It’s well known that Wikipedia is not the most reliable source for accurate information. There are not many active editors, the diversity among editors is minimal, and anybody can vandalize entries by editing information. Plus, Wikipedia itself says, “We do not expect you to trust us.”   Russian president Vladimir Putin calls the Internet a “CIA… Read More

The Brilliant, Catastrophic Obama Doctrine For Foreign Policy

Type in the words “Obama foreign policy” on your Google search bar and you will likely find your terms automatically completed by the dispiriting addition of the word “failures.” This search engine synthesis aptly captures the country’s perceptions of the president’s leadership around the globe, and it is not an encouraging sight. Obama’s foreign policy… Read More

TIME Magazine Names 100 Most Influential People

What does it take to be one of the most influential people in the world? In Beyonce’s case, all you need to do is run the world.   On April 25, TIME Magazine released its 11th annual “100 Most Influential People in the World” issue with Beyonce gracing the cover. This issue features major figures… Read More

A Timeline of the Crisis in Crimea and Ukraine

With a 24-hour news cycle, it is often the case that news from weeks in the past is easily forgotten. When there is an ongoing crisis, it is important to remember the underlying problems and causes that led us to where we are today. Below is a timeline of important events that occurred leading up… Read More

Putin’s Words and Thoughts on Crimea

“Today based on the Crimean referendum, and the will of the people, I introduce to the federal assembly of Russia, and ask them to examine, a bill about admitting two new regions into Russia: Crimea, and the city of Sevastopol. Don’t believe those who intimidate you with Russia, [who] shout that other areas will follow… Read More

Crimea and Russia Push Annexation; US and EU Push back

A Crimean referendum Sunday voted for the secession of the peninsula from Ukraine. On Monday, the government in Crimea officially applied for annexation by Russia.   Putin supports the legitimacy of the referendum and has signed an executive order recognizing Crimea as a “sovereign and independent state.”   However, beyond Russia and Crimea, no other… Read More

Sochi 2014- Slopestyle Skiing Swept by Team USA, Under Armour Under Fire, US vs Russia Hockey Game

Slopestyle skiing podium

There haven’t been many dull moments at Sochi since our last installment of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games coverage!   (Related: Sochi 2014 Olympics: Week One Shockers)    Here are the three key highlights: 1. Slopestyle Skiing Event Dominated by Team USA   It was the first sweep Team USA has been able to… Read More