Russian defense minister during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow.
In the 19th century, Russian intellectuals launched a search for historical evidence of their moral and military superiority. What they found drives what today some call "Russian aggression."
Boris Kustodiev, The Bolshevik, 1920.
Sergei Rachmaninoff fled the Russian revolution 100 years ago. Spending the remainder of his life in the US, he composed what is perhaps his greatest work in 1940, the Symphonic Dances.
It seems that Russian state media is starting to chip away at Trump’s burnished image.
The country's state-run media outlets have been quick to denounce any election meddling talk as anti-Russian hysteria. So what's behind the shift in tone?
U.S. President Donald Trump has taught the world many lessons since his time in office – mostly on how not to govern.
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Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has shown us a great deal in his short time on the political stage. For that, we should be grateful. Here are the lessons taught by Prof. Trump.
It might not happen today or tomorrow, but the risk of a major European conflict is very much there.
What do you mean you can’t stick your hands up? DVA security operative at Poland’s private European Security Academy.
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Politicians are promising to advance their countries' international positions through nationalist militarisation and celebration of virile men.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un called Trump a ‘dotard.’
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The latest salvo of insults and threats between President Trump and North Korea's Kim brought the region a little bit closer to war. China, North Korea's closest trading partner, may be the only way out.
A round of ominous war games might not be cover for military action, but it could raise tensions to an explosive level.
Brazilian President Temer, Russian President Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South Africa’s President Zuma and Indian Prime Minister Modi.
The promise of BRICS was that it would usher in a new approach to development. But after meeting annually for the last nine years there's no sign that the old order has been challenged.
September 2017 in Nangarhar.
Suffering the daily toil of violence, with little chance of escape.
The leaders of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa alliance.
The sub-imperial formation called BRICS, which pretends to be a progressive global force could be divided by a series of crises.
Virtual private networks help citizens around the world evade state surveillance – how long until more governments take action?
A statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam stands on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
Should they stay or should they go?
Vladimir Putin position in the Kremlin looks more secure than ever, and he has shut down almost all the avenues for a genuine challenge.
Who’s inside the hoodie?
The Russian cyberthreat goes back over three decades, extends into the country's educational systems and criminal worlds, and shows no signs of letting up.
The US sprinter, twice banned after failed drug tests, felt the force of public opinion as he won the 100 metres final at the World Athletics Championship. But is it time to start trusting athletes?
Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard is removed from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans.
A scholar of southern politics finds inspiration in an unexpected place.
When financial times are tight, only those with soft power ambitions can see the economic sense in World Cups or Olympic Games.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the students on July 21, 2017.
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Stepping back from the current crisis in US-Russia relations, a Soviet expert asks: what's in store for Russia in the long term, and is a peaceful transition possible when Putin's gig is up?
East meets east: Russian and Syrian troops.
By sending troops from the North Caucasus to Syria, Russia is returning to its old habits.