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.
Under the Trump administration Africa is only likely to matter in the fight against terrorism and in providing American companies with economic opportunities.
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.
Amid the rising forces of populism and nationalism, it's easy to fear a new age of tyranny. But history proves tyrants are often no match against democracy and its defenders.
While the full details of the much-anticipated Trump-Putin meeting are not yet known, it appears Donald Trump gained little while conceding much.
A foreign policy expert takes a look at how the high-profile exchange between the U.S. and Russian leaders went down.
G20 meetings are usually bland, tightly-scripted affairs. Donald Trump has changed all of that with his retrenchment on climate change, free trade and internationalism.
All over the world people who have been harmed by the conventional money systems are devising alternative currencies, challenging the centralised monetary policy approach.