The scandal appears to be one of many in which financial institutions put the profits of their clients before human rights issues or the well-being of the public.
Three members of Russia's infamous punk collective are finally having their day in court in a trial that seems to be designed to suppress free speech in Russia.
The Russian version of Wikipedia shutdown for 24 hours to protest the Russian government's proposed law to blacklist websites at will.
Russia has expanded its battle for freedom of expression into a new realm: the Internet. Pending approval from President Putin, the new law could more widely censor websites in Russia.
These actions have elicited unfortunate comparisons to the beginning of Stalin’s terror in the late 1930s.
After Putin's visit to Israel, its clear that Russia is seeking to become a key player in the newly emerging Middle East, which does not exactly coincide with Israel's objectives.
Speculation around Russia's direct support of Syria's Assad has run rampant in recent days. With Russian ships en route to Syria recently sent back to port, what can we now expect from Putin?
For the first time in a long time, the U.S. can assert foreign policy objectives on Russia and support our human rights agenda through non-military means.