An edited extract of an interview which is published in partnership with The Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
The rules are clear on campaign donations but meetings with foreign representatives are more of a grey area.
Paradoxically, it is only when I disappear into the digital crowd that my personal data becomes interesting for digital merchants.
As the England World Cup team get set to debut in Volgograd it's apt to reflect on an Anglo-Russian relationship that has endured tumultuous political times.
Beluga sturgeon found their migration route blocked by Europe's largest hydroelectric dam.
The Russian leader seems to understand the ability of sport to foment feelings of national pride and enhance his popularity at home.
Compared with years past, the build-up to the Russia World Cup has been relatively subdued from a marketing and advertising standpoint.
Russia and Saudi Arabia's new friendship is bad news for Iran.
After a century of debate, Europe still hasn't figured out how to deal with its giant of a neighbour.
Can we trust expert football predictions? Perhaps, but it's variable.
FIFA has never been free of political interference and controversies since its inception in 1904.
A flavor of diplomacy that focuses on science cuts through political differences and finds new ways for nations to work together.
The Russian people need to show the world a different side to the scandal-struck country when the World Cup kicks off.
Scandal-plagued FIFA says it's committed to reform. Changing the way World Cup hosts are selected would be a start.
When Senegal face Poland in their first World Cup match in Russia, the whole nation will be roaring them on to victory.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
Russia is aiming to triple international students numbers to more than 700,000 by 2025.
A stunning feat of security service showmanship speaks volumes about Ukraine's abject state of decay.
Vladimir Putin's Russia is as much an imperial power as its Soviet and Tsarist predecessors were.
Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea Football Club, is facing a delay renewing his British visa.