- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.
During a visit to Kazan over the weekend, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s SUV nearly barreled into a large crowd of people after someone forgot to put on the parking break. The president does his best to get the vehicle under control, but the guy behind the camera yelling, "Oh Dmitry Anatolyevich!" doesn’t seem too impressed by his efforts.
RFE/RL’s TransMission links to another recent video of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin having some difficulty with the transmission of a Lada. And just so you don’t think we’re only picking on the Russians, be sure to check out Barack Obama’s armored limo as it attempts to get over the curb outside the U.S. Embassy in Dublin while bemused Irish spectators crack jokes.