Putin Shores Up His Domestic Base with Snowden Asylum

Putin’s move gives Russia yet another example to offer to recalcitrant former vassal states that Russia will always win these battles, and America is weak and timid.

PRISM Fallout Casts a Pall on East-West Relations

The problem for the West’s allies is that the PRISM program sounds almost exactly like NKVD/KGB operations, from secret wiretaps to anonymous government officials analyzing reams of data to identify suspects behind black, closed doors.