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Brian Whitmore

What Putin Didn't Get In Hangzhou

One of the most significant things about the G20 summit was something...

The End of Russia's Mass Hallucination

Fresh barbed-wire fencing around the nation's main TV tower isn't exactly a...

Why Belarus Is About To Get Interesting

When the Ukrainian and Belarusian national football teams faced off in Lviv...

Russia's Surrealistic August

Russia appears to have survived August without a major catastrophe this year....

Putin Forever

As one of his activities marking the Unity Day holiday, Vladimir Putin...

An Old Game With New Rules In Russia's Backyard

A former Soviet republic has its sights set on moving closer to...

News Analysis: Putin Wins A Battle, But Is He Losing The War?

When Prime Minister Vladimir Putin went to the polls in Russia's weekend...

The Pragmatist: Georgia's Irakli Alasania Emerges As Political Alternative

It's hard to imagine Irakli Alasania eating his tie. And that's just...

Burjanadze's Husband Becomes Focus Of Georgia Political Intrigue

Georgia's mounting political drama has intensified once again with the broadcast of...

Is Putinism On The Wane?

At first glance, the scene looked familiar. Russian protesters gathered for an...

Did Russia Plan Its War In Georgia?

Before the guns of August, there were the maneuvers of July. Less...

U.S.: Defense Secretary Says 'Nobody Wants A New Cold War'

In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with RFE/RL, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert...