Vladimir Putin position in the Kremlin looks more secure than ever, and he has shut down almost all the avenues for a genuine challenge.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow.
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A historian takes us beyond the noise in Washington and examines how US and Russian power and interests compare.
Sweden performs in the 2017 Eurovision grand final.
As always, Eurovision 2017 blended pop and politics. Russia was missing from the Ukrainian-hosted contest, and the UK had healing words, post Brexit.
Ukraine, a young democracy in the heart of Europe, is grappling with an almost impossible set of tasks.
The emergence of a democratic and independent Ukraine is transforming the geo-strategic landscape of Central Europe. In the past three years, the 2013/2014 Euromaidan protests, the annexation of Crimea…
We’ll have to see if the Trump administration will have friendlier relations with Russia.
This year will likely bring a significant improvement in relations between the United States and Russia, as well as a raft of possible changes to global politics. Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin…
A cyberattack on the electricity grid happened in Ukraine – could it happen here too?
The power grid is increasingly computerized. That opens it to attacks and requires new defenses.
The story that refuses to go away.
An adversarial international commission of inquiry, similar to one instituted to resolve a dispute between Britain and Russia in 1905, could break the deadlock over the downed flight.
Training exercises in Luhansk.
Ukraine is implementing a deal to placate its restive separatists – but other countries have had trouble with similar strategies.
Demands for justice for the victims of Flight MH17, including war crimes prosecutions for those responsible, persist.
The Lockerbie trial illustrates several challenges that are likely to arise again in the pursuit of justice for those killed on Flight MH17.
Russia is pressing its national interests online.
Flags and keyboard via shutterstock.com
The FBI is warning of Russian cyberattackers probing American election systems. Information warfare scholars discuss Russia's digital efforts to benefit its national interests.
Russian drone footage showing the bombed aid convoy en route to Aleppo.
EPA/Russian Defence Ministry
The war of words over a bombed UN convoy in Syria is just the latest in a long series of diplomatic breakdowns.
Russia is flexing its cyberattack muscles.
Glove with Russian-flag keyboard via shutterstock.com
What do we know about Russia's cyber strategy, capabilities, and intentions? This top-notch adversary is more advanced and stealthier than any other.
Some fear that Chinese investment will lead to a painful trade-off between Ukraine’s desperate economic needs and its long-standing democratic dream.
Ukraine desperately needs Chinese investment but, like many other countries in this position, this is giving rise to concerns about the consequences for its fragile democracy.
The remain camp argue that Russia is one of only a few countries that favour the UK leaving the EU. We asked two academics.
Eurovision wants to protect its 'non-political nature'. But can it?
Radiation exposure as a child can increase cancer risk later in life. But by how much?
Chernobyl is already responsible for up to 5,000 cases of cancer in Europe.
Flowers for Ukraine’s new prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman as President Poroshenko congratules him.
Election of Volodymyr Groysman as prime minister marks the first political realignment since Euromaidan.
Counting of the Dutch referendum ballots gets underway.
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Explained: the implications of a Eurosceptic victory in the Netherlands vote.
Jamala has been chosen to represent Ukraine at the 2016 Eurovision contest with her song ‘1944’.
Charged with collaboration with the Nazis, in 1944, 240,000 Crimean Tartars were deported to Soviet Central Asia.