Vladimir Putin

  • September 18, 2014   BY  

    WASHINGTON — In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine’s fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2014   BY  

    President Bill Clinton thinks that Vladimir Putin won’t be able to deny the hit that U.S. and European sanctions will have on Russia, but his control of the media will enable him to hang on. In an interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, the former president said that sanctions will be felt because, especially because of the extreme concentration of wealth and power at the top. But, he said, the state media won’t reflect the damage. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2014  

    While much of Ukraine’s future seems to be in the hands of Russia’s Putin, other NATO member states concerned about Russian aggression may end up benefiting from the conflict. Kimberly Marten, a political science professor at Barnard College and Columbia University, joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2014  

    Unrest in Ukraine, and Islamic State militants in Iraq have dominated news coverage for the past three months. Judy Woodruff evaluates the Obama administration’s response to these challenges with Vali Nasr, a former State Department official, Eric Edelman, a former State and Defense Department official and David Ignatius of The Washington Post. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2014  

    The burgeoning crisis in Ukraine and its relationship with Russia are set to take center stage at the NATO summit that starts in Wales on Thursday. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss U.S. and European reactions to a potential cease-fire agreement between Ukraine and Russia, as well as NATO’s stance on the ISIS militant group and Afghanistan. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2014  

    On a trip to Estonia, President Obama placed blame on Russian separatists for destabilizing eastern Ukraine. He also pledged support for the U.S.’ NATO allies. Meanwhile, reports surfaced of a potential cease-fire agreement in Ukraine. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2014   BY  

    Obama, who faces criticism in the U.S. for being too cautious in confronting Russian President Putin, sharply condemned Moscow’s provocations. He declared in blunt terms that Russian forces that have moved into Ukraine in recent weeks are not on a humanitarian or peacekeeping mission, as the Kremlin has insisted. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Pentagon confirmed that a U.S. airstrike in Somalia overnight targeted the leader of the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab. It was unclear whether Ahmed Abdi Godane — the alleged mastermind behind the raid of a Kenyan shopping mall that killed 67 people last year — was killed in the attack. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s parliament rallied behind the country’s embattled prime minister. Continue reading

  • September 2, 2014   BY  

    Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering NATO’s security commitments to nervous member states near the Russian border. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2014  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s top news, including the threat of the Islamic State, the struggle to unify allies in the Mideast, the prospects of immigration reform and the Florida gubernatorial race. Continue reading