David Rohde

As Ukrainian forces advance, Putin plays a double game

By David Rohde
July 14, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the Planalto Palace before a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, July 14, 2014. REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the Planalto Palace before a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, July 14, 2014.
REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO

Special Report: How Iraq’s Maliki defined limits of U.S. power

By Reuters Staff
June 30, 2014

BY WARREN STROBELMISSY RYAN, DAVID ROHDE AND NED PARKER U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrive to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, in this December 12, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST/FILES

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrive to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, in this December 12, 2011 file photo.
REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST/FILES

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Bergdahl reveals the impossible choices faced by hostages’ families

By David Rohde
June 6, 2014

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl waits in a pick-up truck before he is freed at the Afghan border

The furor surrounding the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl this week has exposed the murky world -- and impossible choices -- of the families of Americans taken captive by militants.

Obama’s counterterrorism doctrine: Let locals lead the fight

By David Rohde
June 4, 2014
Congolese peacekeepers from the Multinational Force of Central Africa listen to morning instructions from their commander at the FOMAC base in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, November 25, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Congolese peacekeepers from the Multinational Force of Central Africa listen to morning instructions from their commander at the FOMAC base in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, November 25, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Kerry to resume Mideast peace talks after a pause

By David Rohde
April 30, 2014

  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media after a quadrilateral meeting between representatives of the United States, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union, about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, in Geneva April 17, 2014. REUTERS/JIM BOURG

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media after a quadrilateral meeting between representatives of the United States, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union, about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, in Geneva April 17, 2014.
REUTERS/JIM BOURG

Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse

By Reuters Staff
April 19, 2014

WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK | BY DAVID ROHDE AND ARSHAD MOHAMMED U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, in this June 17, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE/FILES

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, in this June 17, 2013 file photo.
REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE/FILES

Analysis: Afghanistan’s surprises

By David Rohde
April 9, 2014
Election officials hold a ballot paper during the vote counting process at a polling station in Herat Province, April 5, 2014. REUTERS/OMAR SOBHANI

Election officials hold a ballot paper during the vote counting process at a polling station in Herat Province, April 5, 2014.
REUTERS/OMAR SOBHANI

West stumbles as autocratic force trumps economics

By David Rohde
April 1, 2014

  Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses participants of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, June 21, 2013. REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses participants of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, June 21, 2013.
REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK

As China looks on, Putin poses risky dilemma for the West

By David Rohde
March 4, 2014

  Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and head of the Russian army's main department of combat preparation Ivan Buvaltsev watch military exercises at the Kirillovsky firing ground in the Leningrad region, March 3, 2014. REUTERS/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/RIA NOVOSTI/KREMLIN

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (C), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and head of the Russian army’s main department of combat preparation Ivan Buvaltsev watch military exercises at the Kirillovsky firing ground in the Leningrad region, March 3, 2014.
REUTERS/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/RIA NOVOSTI/KREMLIN

Ukraine draws Obama into Putin’s long game

By David Rohde
February 26, 2014

  An ethnic Russian Ukrainian holds a Russian flag as Crimean Tatars rally near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol February 26, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/BAZ RATNER

An ethnic Russian Ukrainian holds a Russian flag as Crimean Tatars rally near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol February 26, 2014 file photo.
REUTERS/BAZ RATNER