Russia’s future is uncertain enough without more fantasies about its role as a “Third Rome.” Those will only lead to delusion, dismay and outright danger.
Moscow’s foreign policy experts are saying the Kremlin’s foreign policy must change—but it’s too little, too late
How long can Putin's current foreign policy be sustained?
Chinese, Russian and English are all competing to be Central Asia’s lingua franca. This has a bearing on the region’s ties to the rest of the world, as well as an impact on domestic political culture.
The Russian media’s focus on determining the death toll of Russian mercenaries in Syria obscures a wider challenge: Russia’s actions there are relying on Iran, and benefitting Iran. The benefits for Russia are far less clear.