Old Delhi skyline.
The case for pragmatism, not dogma.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a mass in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Russia, on Jan. 7, 2018.
Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
During the Cold War, American evangelicals smuggled Bibles and other Christian literature to the Soviet Union and other communist countries. They still see Russia as a partner on evangelical values.
Network map of accounts within #auspol tweets mentioning or linking to Russian propaganda outlets, Sputnik and RT, May 4 – July 30, 2018.
A lot of attention has been focused on Russia’s efforts to influence American politics, but Australia has also been a target – and continues to be a target – of covert foreign influence.
Times Square is the Mecca of advertising.
In the information age, advertising is no longer needed to inform consumers.That means its primary role is to manipulate.
Monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia, Bulgaria, painted overnight on February 24 2014 by unknown activists in solidarity with anti-Russian protests in Ukraine.
The Soviet programme of building war memorials in Eastern Bloc countries was a bid to win the hearts and minds of future generations.
What 69-year-old philosopher Hugh MacLachlan made of Russia's premier protest group.
After following trails and speaking to a former professional troll, researchers have uncovered the tricks.
An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes.
Global travelers are being increasingly asked if they want to pay for local purchases in terms of their home country currency. Here's why you should resist the strong temptation to do so.
Presidents Trump and Putin in Helsinki.
Donald Trump admires Russian President Vladimir Putin. But Putin's track record over his career reveals a serial liar, and presents damning evidence of complicity in multiple critics' violent deaths.
The 10th BRICS Summit delivered a mixed bag when judged on what it said on key issues, like global governance and trade.
The U.S. won’t be able to walk all over Putin with unilateral sanctions.
American policymakers and lawmakers are floating unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and even Turkey in an effort to change behavior. But research shows sanctions only work in narrow circumstances.
U.S. President Donald Trump, seen on the South Lawn of the White House on July 27, 2018, is eroding American diplomacy with his penchant for what’s known as hard power over soft power.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Donald Trump is eroding American diplomacy and what's known as soft power. Here's how that may result in a new world order.
Women pose for pictures in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral at the Red Square in Moscow.
The number of Russians who said they 'really' or 'rather' like Trump significantly increased from 10 percent to 14 percent.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
New! Mega sports events wash your government's tarnished reputation whiter-than-white.
China’s President Xi Jinping and South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa are expected to push for stronger ties at the 10th BRICS Summit.
The BRICS bloc can't be written off. At the same time it shouldn't be romanticised, given its internal challenges.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on a state visit to Pretoria ahead of the summit.
With international trade facing its greatest threat in decades, this club of China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and India will have much to say about it.
Oleg Sentsov's trial was a farce, but the world continues to ignore his plight.
Is your faith in democracy waning?
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Do you suspect the American voting system needs an overhaul? If so, you're not alone.
Vladimir Putin at joint press conference with Donald Trump.
Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS
When Putin looks in the mirror, what does he see? Not an aggressor as so many are depicting him in the West, but rather a defender of a wounded and misunderstood nation.
China’s aspirations of global dominance will hit a snag given the world’s other major powers identify democratic values as central to their national identies. Only China and Russia do not. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in June 2018.
(AP Photo/Dake Kang)
New research suggests the values and identities of the world's great powers present a major barrier to China's aspirations of global domination. Do not bet on China’s hegemonic prospects just yet.