For all the chatter about the Kremlin's supposed preference for Trump over Clinton, its strategy is far from clear.
Russia has decades of experience setting "honeytraps" for spies, diplomats, and whoever else it wants to embarrass or blackmail.
More than five years into a catastrophic, multi-sided war of attrition, a new order for Syria is coming into view.
Understanding the populism of the Putin government is more urgent than ever as Russia plays a major geopolitical role in the Middle-Eastern balance.
Despite the cataclysmic risks of the Cold War, times have never been as dangerous as these since 1945. Freedom and the rule of law are both under threat.
The new triumvirate leading the way on Syria has deep roots.
The future of Europe hangs in the balance. Will its leaders step up?
From Sharapova to the Brownlee brothers, 2016 has given us one step forward to one step back.
Despite the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey, Ankara is part of a new ad-hoc coalition with Moscow and Tehran in the MiddleEast.
Ambassador Karlov's death will weaken Turkey's influence in the Syrian conflict.
In the Middle East, there will be no easy choices for the incoming Trump administration - and a wild ride is likely to continue.
Less than a year ago, Andrey Karlov's assassination would've been a dangerous diplomatic incident – but the two massive powers involved have all but mended fences.
Dostoevsky's infamous novel reflected a wave of reaction against economic liberalism, not unlike that which has occurred during 2016.
The Assad regime's takeover of Aleppo is a major strategic and psychological blow for the Syrian opposition.
The president-elect's dismissal of the CIA's findings indicates a worrying attitude to intelligence.
To see why, one must only consider the core economic principle of supply and demand.
The UK political elite is overestimating the power of the Commonwealth’s brand in Africa as it seeks new partners in the wake of Brexit.
Will the world be safer if Trump meant the things he said on the campaign trail, or if he didn't?
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
Brazil's place within the BRICS bloc is becoming questionable. Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil's foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.