Russian jet shot down on November 24.
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?
Warfare is changing, and our approach to dealing with our adversaries must change too.
The Turkish Embassy in Moscow under siege.
The downing of Russia’s plane by Turkish military forces over the skies of the Syrian-Turkish border has added yet another layer of complexity to the vortex of conflict in the Middle East. Most of the…
In Egypt, the Great Pyramid was illuminated with the French, Russian and Lebanese flags in solidarity with victims of terrorist attacks, but most of the focus in the West has been on the victims in Paris.
Selective sympathy raises troubling questions. If you neglect suffering in other places, it is much more difficult to mobilise political actors to take it seriously.
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Vladimir Putin has been proved right again as Western priorities shift from removing Assad to destroying Islamic State.
Russia has lots of gas – but needs a lot of heat.
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Russia wants recognition for its huge forests and will ensure any climate deal doesn't harm its economic interests.
The moon makes its own Olympic bid.
When the integrity of sport lies tarnished, it is the right time to end the merry-go-round of Olympic bids and national oversight over performance and doping.
The “Armstrong era” forced cycling into deep soul-searching.
A massive doping problem in the Lance Armstrong era has inspired some useful reform ideas, but governance issues must be solved as well.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma being welcomed on his arrival in Khartoum by Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir earlier this year.
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South Africa's withdrawal from the ICC could have mere symbolic value. The country will continue to have obligations to binding decisions taken by the UN Security Council – including those pertaining to the court.
Feet to the fire. Is athletics going the way of cycling?
Where can sport go when performance-related doping always seems one step ahead? The WADA report should open the door to a more rational future.
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Moscow's mixed messages on the future of the Syrian president is fuelling speculation that it might be preparing to desert its long-term ally.
“Smile, everyone”: Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia, and Russia at the table in Vienna.
With Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran and the US all at the table, Russia's benighted Syria plan may at last have a chance of success.
Increased submarine activity is fuelling concerns at Russia's capability to wage information warfare on the West.
Russia will build Egypt’s nuclear power plant in Dabaa after Vladimir Putin met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi earlier this year.
With help from Russia and China, Africa is going ahead with nuclear plans and taking steps to prevent any disasters.
Just watch me.
Russia's Syrian venture is a dramatic example of modern realpolitik which has taken the West completely by surprise.
Last week’s release of the Dutch Safety Board’s final report on the downing of MH17 held no surprises. While this essentially technical report had no brief to cast blame for the tragedy, no-one familiar…
Rouhani’s hand grows stronger thanks to Iran’s cooperation with Russia.
Russia's stepped-up role in Syria is likely to bolster Iran and the anti-Western opposition in Iraq.
Rebuilding MH17 from the wreckage was hard, but building a legal case is harder still.
We have the courts, we have (some) evidence, but can we build a case? MH17 investigation could remain inconclusive.
Russia has different goals in Syria than the US and its allies. As ISIS weakens, that will become more apparent.
Vladimir Putin and friends at the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit in September 2015.
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A renewed security focus on Afghanistan is part of Vladimir Putin's plan to re-energise Russia's vision of a 'Greater Eurasia'.