Vladimir Putin

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    September 12, 2014   BY newsdesk 

    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

  • Estonia's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves (L) and US President Barack Obama (2nd L) inspect a military honor guard prior to meetings at the Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, Estonia, September 3, 2014. Photo by Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images
    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

  • Preparations Continue Ahead Of The Nato Summit 2014
    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

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    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

  • Estonia's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves (L) and US President Barack Obama (2nd L) inspect a military honor guard prior to meetings at the Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, Estonia, September 3, 2014. Photo by Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images
    September 3, 2014   BY Julie Pace, Associated Press 

    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

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    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

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    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

  • A pro-Russia militant stands guard on a road near Donetsk, on August 18, 2014. Photo by Dimitar Kilkoff/Getty Images
    August 28, 2014  

    As Kiev accuses Russia of an outright invasion, Hari Sreenivasan gets a closer look at rising tensions on the ground from The New York Times’s Andrew Kramer, reporting from Donetsk. Then Jeffrey Brown talks to Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Andrei Tsygankov of the San Francisco State University about Russia’s motives. Continue reading

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    August 28, 2014  

    Ukraine claims Russian forces are on Ukrainian soil, and are helping rebels open a new front in the southeast. Kiev confirmed the rebels have captured the town of Novoazovsk, leaving the port city of Mariupol vulnerable to attack. At the U.N. Security Council, U.S. and European diplomats offered condemnation, while Russia dismissed but didn’t deny the accusations. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

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    August 28, 2014   BY Bradley Klapper, Associated Press 

    Ukrainian officials say two Russian military columns have rolled into the southeastern part of Ukraine after missiles were fired at a border post. Continue reading

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