The Kremlin has postponed a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is worrying for Vladimir Putin.
Putin's rule has defined what political power means in post-Soviet Russia, with important consequences for the rest of the world.
Is Vladimir Putin angling to stay in power after his latest term expires in 2024? There are three possible reasons to explain his move to back a constitutional amendment to reset his term limits.
A conflict frozen in time seems a possible outcome after a reshuffle of top officials in Ukraine and Russia.
Turkey harbours strong national ambitions, and a willingness to grow and use its military muscle alongside economic instruments.
Can the key external enablers of Libya's conflict also be peacemakers?
Vladimir Putin has proposed changes to the Russian constitution, which could mark the start of a shift in his persona as a national hero.
The seven ways Vladimir Putin wants to change Russia's constitution.
Putin's proposed changes to the constitution appear to be limiting the power of the presidency. But his sights are set beyond 2024 when he'll no longer be president.
Russia's cabinet resigned Wednesday, and it looked like an unexpected move. But a Russia scholar says it is part of a plan by leader Vladimir Putin to maintain power after he leaves office.
As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrates its 70th anniversary with a leaders' meeting in London, five US scholars shed light on NATO's history and its potential future.
Ukrainian President Zelenskiy has some not-so-funny issues facing him. Having his country ridiculed in the impeachment hearings won't make solving them easier.
Today’s autocrats rarely use brute force to wrest control. A human rights and international law scholar details the modern authoritarian's latest methods to grab and hold power.
The EU’s rhetoric after Turkey’s military incursion in Syria has not been backed by concrete action or a persuasive engagement with Erdogan’s government.
At the Sochi summit, African states embraced Russia's newly established relations.
The Russian government would like to free itself from the global Internet. This push for “digital sovereignty” has raised technical scepticism and political concerns.
The pro-Kremlin Russian political and media establishment have grown increasingly skilled at spinning stories to highlight US political weaknesses.
The middle classes are normally regarded as a bastion of democracy, but in Russia where many depend on the state for income, stability and economic security are prized over liberal values.
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.
United Russia lost a third of its seats in the Moscow Duma – what does this mean for Vladimir Putin?