Vladimir Putin

Putin Makes Rare Visit to Syria, Meets Assad

Vladimir PutinBEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin met Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday, the Russian leader's second trip to Syria since Moscow intervened decisively on the Syrian president's behalf in a civil war.

Dem Rep Says Putin Has Something on Trump

Presents no evidence when pressed

Rep. Norma Torres (D., Calif.) said on Friday that Russian president Vladimir Putin has compromising information on President Donald Trump but provided no evidence when pressed about it.

Top 2020 Dems Want to Do Putin’s Bidding, Ban Fracking

Former White House national security expert Fiona Hill testified Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin viewed American fracking as a "great threat to Russian interests;" top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, however, have called for an outright ban of the practice.

CNN Show Called ‘Reliable Sources’ Ignores Reliable Sources Discrediting CNN Story

The Times and Post did not back up CNN's story, as Stelter claimed

I called attention last week to a CNN story in which chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto reported that the United States chose to extract a highly-placed Kremlin spy due to concerns that "President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence," including during a May 2017 meeting with Vladimir Putin. That would have been a major scoop, but The Washington Post and The New York Times followed with their own stories and neither confirmed the most incendiary part of Sciutto's reporting. In their telling, the decision to extract the spy was firmly made before Trump was even president, and solely in response to media speculation about a U.S. source close to Putin.

CNN’s Bombshell Russian Spy Story Looks More Like a Dud

The New York Times and Washington Post both flatly contradicted CNN's reporting

CNN chief national security correspondent and former Obama diplomatic staffer Jim Sciutto had a major scoop Monday, reporting that "in a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government."

Putin Says Russia Will Make New Missiles, Warns of Arms Race

Russian President Vladimir PutinVLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would produce missiles that were banned under a landmark Cold-War era nuclear pact that ended last month, but that Moscow would not deploy them unless the United States did so first.

Think Tragically to Avoid Tragedy

Americans need to recall what happens when global order collapses

It is especially important to remember World War II at a time when most Westerners—especially Americans—have forgotten what real tragedy is.