Wars in Chechnya and Iraq affected the stories American and Russian leaders tell about their place in the world.
Journalism has always been key to the way the world understands Russia – and its leaders have long known that.
In the West, the public perception of Stalin and the Terror lingers from the period immediately after his death in 1953. It shouldn't.
A professor at Ohio State surveyed Turkish citizens about their views on democracy. What he learned helps explain the current crisis in the EU wannabe.
Make no mistake: the odds of a palace coup just narrowed slightly.
Real estate has become a 'soft' power tool in the world of international politics.
Revelations about offshore tax dealings have caused a global storm, but reactions in Russia have been distinctly Pana-meh.
News from Syria that the ancient town has been taken back from Islamic State is good news – but especially for Putin and Assad.
The Russian president is proving he has learned what America didn't: to quit while ahead.
Putin's personal involvement is speculative, but report findings will cast a long shadow over Anglo-Russian relations.
A public inquiry says the murder of the former Russian spy was probably approved by Vladimir Putin. So how will the UK react?
These two powers have lurched between friendship and war for centuries.
In the wake of Paris and the Russian jet incident, Europe is facing the mother of all challenges over security and refugees. Where does it go from here?
30 years ago, Reagan and Gorbachev ushered in a new era of cordial relations. It's time to recapture that spirit.
The Paris atrocities came just as Assad's military position was improving. Can the dictator harness international fury at Islamic State to strengthen his position in Syria?
Laden with animals, conspiracy theories and apocalyptic visions, Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya's poetry reflects how many Arabs – urban and rural, rich and poor – view the world.
Russia has different goals in Syria than the US and its allies. As ISIS weakens, that will become more apparent.
Why has Vladimir Putin stepped up his Syrian game so radically – and is it really all as sudden as it seems?
Washington would do well to leave the Cold War rhetoric in the past.
Russian readers are unlikely to believe a narrative that is paid for by Western governments.