Even Mikhail Prokhorov‚Äôs charm won‚Äôt change Russia
Some observers hope that Prokhorov's business background will lead to profound changes in Russian politics. But the most important ingredient for success in Russia today — in both business and politics — is working within and, if possible, with the system.
// Jul. 01, 2011 - 12:31 GMT
As US slowly withdraws from Afghanistan, regional neighbors should step up
A US and NATO withdrawal raises the stakes in Afghanistan for Pakistan, India, China, Russia, and Iran. It's time for these regional powers to join together in a conference on Afghanistan, based on common concerns and shared interests.
// Jun. 30, 2011 - 12:45 GMT
New liberal parties aim to crack United Russia's political monopoly
Call it a tale of two parties with an unfolding plot that may reveal if there are genuine reformist forces inside the Kremlin scheming to undermine the centralized, authoritarian system built by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during his presidency.
// Jun. 29, 2011 - 11:54 GMT
Iran allowed Russian technicians visit downed US drones
A high ranking Iranian military official told FARS, a team of Russian experts have paid a visit to Iran in recent days to study the remains of US manufactured drones which have been brought down by Iranian Armed Forces. The drones were reportedly flying within Iranian controlled areas in the Persian Gulf.
// Jun. 29, 2011 - 11:49 GMT