Vladimir Putin is leagues ahead of the rest in opinion polls. But he's more worried about turnout.
Even if Syria's armed conflict is somehow resolved, new proxy conflicts between regional actors are emerging on the country's soil.
Despite a devastating toll in the seven-year conflict, which has seen 400,000 people killed and six million displaced, there is no end in sight for the people of Syria.
Russia is a major global power in outlook and reach, locked in a values-based confrontation with the West. But it still lacks all elements of a developed superpower.
Mounting evidence suggests we are so mesmerised by the theatre around Donald Trump that we have lost sight of how the US security establishment wields power.
As tensions between the US and Russia escalate, both sides are developing technological capabilities, including artificial intelligence that could be used in conflict.
Trump generates chaos every day yet there is scant information in any of it Nonetheless, there are hints about his mental health, the consequences of the Russia probe and the power of women in 2018.
Putin has pulled his troops out of Syria before, only to put them back.
The ban on Russia competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics is unique: it is directly linked to the country’s lack of sporting integrity.
Two big battles which turned the tide of World War II can tell us a great deal about some important present-day challenges.
Scotland's former first minister has sparked outrage in the UK with his latest move.
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.
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."
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?
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.
Vladimir Putin position in the Kremlin looks more secure than ever, and he has shut down almost all the avenues for a genuine challenge.
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?
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.
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.