Vladimir Putin sees Russia as a civilizational state and has toyed with the idea of Kazakhstan being part of greater Russia.
Russia is a former superpower that retains muscle memory from its better days. Both in its near periphery and beyond, it’s capable of doing damage. But as the Ukraine war goes on, the impact of its extraterritorial adventures could take a toll at home.
Alexei Navalny brought a new type of opposition politics to Russia, including through the early adoption of digital tools.
Are these low case numbers due to the virus not reaching or establishing infections, is it due to effective border control, or does it reflect a lack of screening and reporting?
Lining up on opposing sides are Middle Eastern, North African, and Eastern Mediterranean nations, Gulf states, Turkey, Russia, and Europe.
A visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored how Washington sees the region defined by its own rivals.
Many in Armenia’s opposition-turned-government have muted their resistance to membership in the Russia-led bloc.
Vladimir Putin, eager to capitalize on escalating tension in the Gulf, looks like he needs a marketing and reputation management…
With the melting of polar ice caps, China and Russia have their eyes on exploiting the Arctic as a maritime trade route.
Protest movements are resurgent across the world.
China’s Huawei will develop next generation internet technology with Russia’s largest telecom company.