North Korea’s Kim Jong Un called Trump a ‘dotard.’
KCNA via Reuters
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.
Alexei Nikolsky/via AP
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.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in July in Germany.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
U.S. President Donald Trump's insistence on being "himself" is doing substantial damage to the United States, both domestically and abroad. A former Clinton White House adviser on Russia weighs in.
A flag with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin waves over the Moscow crowd during the Vesna (Spring) festival in March commemorating the Crimean annexation.
(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Vladimir Putin fomented so-called Ukrainophobia leading up to his annexation of Crimea. Ukrainians, on the other hand, held positive views of their neighbours prior to annexation.
Then-candidate Donald Trump hugs his son Donald Trump Jr. at a campaign rally in 2016.
Presidents past have used this nearly limitless power to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
After a high point in 2011, it looked like a global wave of protest had crested. But another one is surging.
A child walks past Mongolians holding up banners at a protest against offshore account holders in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in March.
(AP Photo/Ganbat Namjilsangarav)
While democracy is struggling globally and especially in Asia, Mongolians continue to vote and engage.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump meet at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017.
Against the backdrop of the G20, Russia and the US have made a deal over Syria. But it's Putin who holds the winning hand.