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Russia / World

6 June 2017

Congress Pushes Tougher Line on Russia

Despite Trump’s campaign calls for closer relations with Russia, legislation going through Congress implies the US is doubling down on Russia sanctions

23 May 2017

Russia-Japan Talks Trundle On

The logic of recent Abe - Putin meetings 

11 May 2017

The Spoils of Peace Broking in Syria

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

5 May 2017

Can Russia Deter North Korea?

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?

25 April 2017

A Dangerous Flirtation: Russia and the Taliban

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