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Chill With Russia Brings Nuclear Insecurity

Nikolai Ponomarev-Stepnoi dedicated decades of his career to a U.S.-Russian effort to prevent nuclear proliferation. Today, the retired nuclear scientist is glumly watching it all fall apart.

Putin's Muslim Nightmare

The Russian president’s intervention in Syria is driven by fear of Islamic extremism among his country’s own Muslim minority. But rather than squelching the threat, it’s poised to make it worse.

Putin Takes on Syria

Vladimir Putin's sudden interest in Syria makes Russia a global player again.