Putin has pulled his troops out of Syria before, only to put them back.
Does corruption means the same for everyone? Some social researchers argue that corruption is a social construct shaped by Western anti-corruption elites.
The ban on Russia competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics is unique: it is directly linked to the country’s lack of sporting integrity.
Fan parks will be a key tool at Russia's World Cup next year.
The astronomic rise of the price of bitcoin over the past 12 months raises fears that the cryptocurrency is set to crash which could see many people lose money.
Russian revolutionary Nadezhda Krupskaya, like other leading women in the new Stalin-led state, was marginalised. But in her case, because she was Lenin's widow.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in China to discuss a trade deal. It's laughable for Canada to believe it can negotiate a "progressive" trade agenda with the Chinese.
Russian officials will be hoping that excitement about one of the world's biggest sporting events generates some goodwill for the country.
When push came to shove, Turkey's young Communist Party didn't get the unwavering support from Moscow it might have expected.
The Libyan warlord and presidential hopeful looks likely to avoid a summons to The Hague.
Even if the nuclear plan can be massaged in South African President Jacob Zuma’s interests, it won't be enough to ensure the deal goes through.
Two big battles which turned the tide of World War II can tell us a great deal about some important present-day challenges.
Russia is pursuing influence in Central Asia and competing with the US. Afghanistan offers it a chance to do both.
Two revolutions, 400 years apart, set in chain processes that claimed millions of lives.
South Africa's perilous decline under Jacob Zuma's presidency is set out in two non-fiction books that provide unsettling, but essential reading.
Because the Kremlin hopes to project strength and unity, history isn't used as much to inform as it is to inspire, with events cherry-picked to fit within a fuzzy framework of 'Russian greatness.'
Former Trump associates face charges including conspiracy to launder money, failure to register as a foreign agent and lying to the FBI. A law professor explains what it means and what happens next.
Stephen Kerensky on why he thinks his grandfather's legacy has been so maligned.
It’s been 100 years since revolution swept through Russia and we have dedicated The Anthill 18 to this seminal moment in world history.
Four empires fell, a world was shaken, a new order arose – and the long 20th century really began.