Even if Asia buys most of the natural gas the U.S. will be exporting soon, America's growing role in that market could wind up reducing Russia's political influence in Europe.
Is the pen that signs the peace treaty more powerful than the sword in the realm of public opinion?
England's on-field performances have been matched by some fairly forgettable songs over the years.
The 10th BRICS Summit will be judged by how it tackles the prevailing global political and structural challenges.
Africa is a deeply divided continent along ideological, ethnic and territorial lines. Religion and football can produce consensus.
The value of sport.
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As we reach the World Cup's halfway point, we're asking: what is sport worth? On today's episode, we explore the money and diplomatic power plays lingering behind the scenes of every big tournament.
Central Asia is at the centre of two new initiatives by China and Russia that run against a longstanding economic vision of the US.
The Russian 'exclave' ignored its Soviet past, remembered its German roots, but now looks east again.
In the US, smiling is a reflexive gesture of goodwill, but Russians view it as a sign of stupidity. Social psychology research could help explain this cultural contrast.
African governments and football associations need to do some serious recalculating for the Qatar world cup in 2022.
President Trump is criticized for wreaking havoc on the international order, where the US was the established leader. But Trump is simply hastening a change that has been a long time coming.
An edited extract of an interview which is published in partnership with The Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
The rules are clear on campaign donations but meetings with foreign representatives are more of a grey area.
Paradoxically, it is only when I disappear into the digital crowd that my personal data becomes interesting for digital merchants.
As the England World Cup team get set to debut in Volgograd it's apt to reflect on an Anglo-Russian relationship that has endured tumultuous political times.
Beluga sturgeon found their migration route blocked by Europe's largest hydroelectric dam.
The Russian leader seems to understand the ability of sport to foment feelings of national pride and enhance his popularity at home.
Compared with years past, the build-up to the Russia World Cup has been relatively subdued from a marketing and advertising standpoint.
Russia and Saudi Arabia's new friendship is bad news for Iran.
After a century of debate, Europe still hasn't figured out how to deal with its giant of a neighbour.