The global realignment triggered by the end of the Cold War and Gorbachev’s reforms ushered in a period of transition on the African continent.
Russia is trying to normalise an international order where might makes right. And democracy and respect for human rights are optional.
Despite vague results of what the shuttle diplomacy will contribute to the world, at least the visits resemble Indonesia’s, if not Jokowi’s, own interest.
May 9 this year is “no victory day” as Putin has little to show after 74 days of aggression against Ukraine.
A digest of the week’s coverage of the war against Ukraine.
The best of the past week’s coverage of the war in Ukraine.
It’s hard to see how negotiations can succeed at this point.
Throughout history, Russian rulers have seen it as their mission to ‘gather the lands of the Rus’.
Who are the Ukrainians and when were they part of the same empire as Russia? A scholar answers basic questions on war in Ukraine.
By allowing Russian military presence in Belarus, president Aliaksandr Lukashenka has forfeited his country’s sovereignty.
To understand Russia’s war in Ukraine, look to the blend of religious and militaristic nationalism under Putin – on full display in the Church of the Russian Armed Forces.
The current split in Ukrainian Orthodoxy reflects a fundamental question: Are Ukrainians and Russians one people or two separate nations?
Like it or not, Russia is mired in Syria with no obvious exit strategy.
Facing political turmoil, a weak and unpopular prime minister and indifferent allies in Moscow, Armenia faces an unpalatable choice.
If the vaccine does not protect individuals from infection, those who have been vaccinated could falsely believe they are protected.
Moscow has invested heavily in remembering the Soviet system of terror, while trying to crush those like historian Yuri Dmitriev who contradict the pro-Stalin narrative.
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?
A new survey looked at who young Russians trust.
More than 40 people died in the May 5, 2019 crash, and reports indicate that passengers taking luggage with them may have slowed the evacuation. So what do we need to do to stop such behaviour?