Vladimir Putin's sudden interest in Syria makes Russia a global player again.
Pulitzer Center senior adviser Marvin Kalb is a seasoned analyst of Russian politics. Here's an excerpt from his latest book, "Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War."
PBS NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner sits down with Marvin Kalb, author of "Imperial Gamble" to discuss Vladimir Putin’s world view and his game plan for Ukraine.
While Putin says he’s getting friendly signals from the U.S., he’s planning to topple the Ukraine government.
As the war in Ukraine slips from the headlines, can Russia declare victory?
A deceptive late-summer pause has settled over the Ukraine crisis. At least, in the coverage of it. For many weeks now, the war in the Donbas has slipped off the front page.
Arctic wildfires could turn Siberia's boreal forest from a carbon sink to a source of greenhouse gases. The process would hasten the already rapid pace of global warming.
Marvin Kalb explains the vague policies of both the U.S. and Russia concerning Crimea's sovereignty and possible Western military intervention in Ukraine.
Putin's Russia has allowed violence against the LGBT community to spike.
Some Syrians who came to Russia with work visas now find themselves trapped. With little chance of gaining legal status, they face exploitation from employers and police.
With Syria engulfed in civil war, here are four stories of families struggling to stay together.
No tourists, frightened Tatars, and Russians have taken all the jobs. Welcome to Crimea in winter.