Not all smooth sailing for the Russian economy, but far from choppy waters.
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The US has imposed another round of sanctions following the death of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny. But will it work?
Somali soldiers at a military training given by the Turkish Armed Forces in Mogadishu.
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The persistence of the Al-Shabaab terror group has convinced Turkey it needs to provide more active military support in Somalia.
Russia sees Serbia as an important ally.
Europe should not ignore the importance of Serbia as a Russian ally.
Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, attends the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 16, 2024, the day it was announced Navalny was dead.
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The quick rise of Yulia Navalnaya in Russian politics closely mirrors the story of other female politicians who gain prominence after their husbands or fathers are no longer able to lead.
Will war fatigue be a factor?
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Russia appears to have seized the battleground initiative as the Ukraine war marks its second anniversary – but the conflict is far from over.
Satellite radar data shows the complete destruction of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut.
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Satellite photography of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut shows block after block of destroyed buildings. Satellite radar provides a different view – a systematic look at the destruction of the whole city.
A civilian hospital building in Donetsk, Ukraine, after a Russian strike in February 2024.
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Western military support for Ukraine is more important than ever.
Women lay flowers to pay last respects to Alexei Navalny at a monument in Moscow on Feb. 20, 2024.
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Alexei Navalny’s successors — not western leaders — are best placed to carry on the fight for Russia’s future. But they’ll only succeed if Navalny’s cause isn’t seen as anchored to western ideals.
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The erasure of Ukrainian nationhood in occupied territories and frequent denial of Ukraine’s right to exist is evidence the Russian invasion has been genocidal in nature.
Sergei Guriev, one of the main minds behind western sanctions on Russia, is adamant about their restraining power on the Kremlin.
One of the main minds behind sanctions on Russia, Russian economist and political refugee Sergei Guriev is adamant about their restraining power on the Kremlin.
Ukraine has fought off relentless waves of Russian attacks over the past two years, but if its Western support dries up, its resistance will be very hard to sustain.
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Ukraine is just one of a daunting number of security issues facing Nato and the west.
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Destroying satellites in space can lead to cascades that are hard to predict.
Like Nelson Mandela, Navalny might have become a redemptive leader, leading his people from war and tyranny to the promised of a freer society.
From ‘Russia with Love’ meets ‘Moonraker’?
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Russia isn’t likely to put nuclear missiles in space, but their reported anti-satellite weapon is just as alarming. An expert on nuclear strategy explains.
The legacy of Alexei Navalny lives on.
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Alexei Navalny, a persistent thorn in the side of Russian President Vladimir Putin, died on Feb. 16, 2024, in prison, authorities said.
Small, cheap, explosives-laden drones have become ubiquitous in the war in Ukraine.
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Drones have dominated images of the war in Ukraine, but an expert on drone warfare casts doubt on many of the grand claims made for the weapons.
In this photo released by Sputnik news agency on Feb. 9, 2024, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson at the Kremlin in Moscow.
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Why is there such a Russian focus on the Second World War? Because it’s used to justify authoritarian states, the rule of dictators like Putin and Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko.
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A selection of our coverage of the conflict from the past fortnight.
Kosovo is under pressure from the US and EU to give in to some of Serbia’s demands.