Putin’s approval rating has risen since the invasion of Ukraine. Russians once again are rallying behind their leader in a war state propaganda portrays as defensive.
Asian economies have considerably reduced the impact of Western sanctions by acting as new customers for its commodity sales.
If Russia falls into internal crisis, Yevgeny Prigozhin will become a kingmaker, even if not a king himself.
Russia’s shift toward Asia may be gradual, focusing on China, India, and ASEAN countries, but the direction has been set.
The trial of Russian opposition figure Vladimir Kara-Murza is part of a long history of anti-Putin activists being killed or persecuted.
A Russian Navy ship made a rare visit to a Saudi port as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continues to play hardball with President Joe Biden.
Russian threats against Moldova have intensified over the past year after Moldova applied for EU membership when Russia invaded Ukraine.
A new poll could rekindle debate over the extent to which Republicans support Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Moscow’s recognition of separatist claims in Ukraine could signal further Russian action to capture more former Soviet territories.
The presence of foreign troops in Kazakhstan could fuel further public resentment in the country.