What’s on the table during Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Washington visit?
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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is expected to seek commitments from his US counterpart, pledging support in his country’s ongoing battle with the Russian Federation.
HMS Defender: 21st-century British sea power.
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The Royal Navy is central to the government’s vision of ‘Global Britain’.
HMS Defender: at the centre of an international maritime dispute.
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Nothing suggests that HMS Defender’s passage was anything but continuous and expeditious. But the UK should avoid relying on Ukrainian “permission” as a justification.
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meeting in 2011, during the Obama presidency.
The Biden-Putin summit will be symbolic, rather than substantive - but there could be grounds for cautious optimism.
Combat ready? Colonel General Oleg Salyukov, the head of Russian Ground Forces reviews troops ahead of the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
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Tensions are high, but a Russian invasion is highly unlikely.
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meeting in 2001: the Russian president finally congratulated the US president-elect on his election victory on December 15.
Calls to keep talking are getting louder out of fear of escalation and ultimately war – but why are diplomatic relations so difficult for Nato and Russia?
Shortparis in 2019.
By embracing Russia as its primary source of inspiration, ‘indi’ is protesting about the country’s socio-political problems in its own language.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York on September 25.
Multiple American presidents have viewed US support of Ukraine’s security and democracy as critical to the national interest. President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine are a major divergence.
President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sept. 25, 2019, in New York.
The fallout for President Trump from his conversation with Ukrainian President Zelenskiy was swift and harsh. The consequences for Zelenskiy and his country could also be serious.
An opposition activist holds the Russian Constitution during a protest in Moscow, Aug. 17, 2019 against the exclusion of some candidates from Moscow’s upcoming election.
The Moscow elections of September 2019 were a referendum on President Vladimir Putin’s ruling party. And the opposition’s success suggests a looming political crisis for Putin and his regime.
‘Games without frontiers, war without tears …’
Five years after Crimea returned to Russia, the east-west stalemate over Ukraine is far from stable.
The outrage over Trump’s comments at the joint press conference meant an opportunity for meaningful debate about policy was lost.
The extensive media coverage of the Helsinki meeting was almost universally critical of Trump, which overshadowed the chance to ask more meaningful questions about how the world deals with Russia.
Oleg Sentsov’s trial was a farce, but the world continues to ignore his plight.
The Charge of the Light Brigade happened 163 years ago, but historians still debate who was to blame for the military fiasco.
The Charge of the Light Brigade was brave but fruitless. Could it have worked if the feuding British leaders had interpreted their orders differently?
A flag with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin waves over the Moscow crowd during the Vesna (Spring) festival in March commemorating the Crimean annexation.
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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.
We’ll have to see if the Trump administration will have friendlier relations with Russia.
This year will likely bring a significant improvement in relations between the United States and Russia, as well as a raft of possible changes to global politics. Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin…
Mosul is one of many war-torn cities in the middle East.
In the Middle East, there will be no easy choices for the incoming Trump administration - and a wild ride is likely to continue.
Dostoevsky’s infamous novel reflected a wave of reaction against economic liberalism, not unlike that which has occurred during 2016.
Russia is pressing its national interests online.
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The FBI is warning of Russian cyberattackers probing American election systems. Information warfare scholars discuss Russia’s digital efforts to benefit its national interests.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in center.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has not dropped below 80 percent since March 2014. Russians overwhelmingly support their president’s aggression in Georgia and Crimea. Here’s why.