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