Vladmir Putin has a new problem. His invasion of Ukraine is not just bogged down. It’s going backwards.
Crimea has been a very important strategic outpost for Russia, which is why Moscow is threatening “doomsday” if Ukraine attacks.
How did a young risk-taking politician take complete control of Russia and destabilise Europe and the US?
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats have the world on edge, but so far, long-standing arms control measures have helped keep the situation from getting out of control.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, gravely ill from a suspected poisoning, brought a new type of opposition to Russia in tune with popular concerns and aimed at finding common ground.
The Kremlin has postponed a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is worrying for Vladimir Putin.
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.
Russian politics depends on a competition between different power networks. And hardline nationalists are winning at the expense of reformers.
Stepping back from the current crisis in US-Russia relations, a Soviet expert asks: what’s in store for Russia in the long term, and is a peaceful transition possible when Putin’s gig is up?