Tag: Russian provocations

Putin Convinced That Whatever He Does, Obama Won’t Respond Militarily, Borovoy Says

September 21, 2015

Staunton, September 19 – Vladimir Putin is acting in Syria as he has in Ukraine on the basis of his conviction that no matter what Russia does, Barack Obama will not respond militarily and that as a result, Moscow has every incentive to raise the stakes in order to force negotiations and gain even more […]

Russia Update: Latvia Spots Russian Warships, Submarine Near Its Territorial Waters

May 4, 2015

Latvia has spotted Russian warships and a submarine off its coast. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. UPDATES BELOW Russia This Week: – What Happened to the Slow-Moving Coup? – Can We […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 39: Provoking a War?

March 28, 2014

US intelligence estimates for the amount of Russian troops on Ukraine’s borders continues to rise, and is eclipsed by Ukrainian estimates. Meanwhile, President Obama warns Putin to “move back those troops.” Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to […]