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
Russia’s declared Pivot to Asia means mostly more co-operation with China, but limited engagement with other regional players
Russia in the new round of intra-Syrian talks