The logic of recent Abe - Putin meetings
Another round of Russia-backed Syria peace talks in Astana has led to a deal on “de-escalation zones”. But the deal benefits Russia, Turkey and Iran far more than the local rival factions
North Korea’s renewed focus on its nuclear weapons program is alarming its neighbours. Is the Kremlin willing, or able, to get Pyongyang to back down?
By seeking a larger role in Afghanistan, the Kremlin is playing with fire. Any miscalculation could bring a greater influx of drugs and jihad into Russia
The fringe of American politics is rich with political groupings that have little in common with each other except their shared loathing of America’s political mainstream – and their curious fondness for Vladimir Putin’s Russia