The changes would weaken the presidency, but expanding democracy is probably not on Vladimir Putin’s mind.
America isn’t officially on the agenda, but Germany and Russia share concerns about Donald Trump.
Western conservatives looking for a leading light won’t find it in the Moscow Kremlin.
Criticizing a president or a prime minister is not the same as condemning an entire people.
To no one’s surprise, Vladimir Putin wins reelection in Russia. Donald Trump goes to war on the FBI.
Russia’s geopolitical position has improved, but its economy has suffered from the choices Vladimir Putin made.
Vladimir Putin’s inner circle is slowly being filled with younger and politically less powerful officials.
It looks like the Russian leader is worried enough about his position to take preemptive action.
A war against the Islamic State in Libya may give Russia’s leader just the sort of quick victory he seeks.
Russia’s economic and foreign-policy crises are testing a system that feeds on national emergencies to the limit.