A round of ominous war games might not be cover for military action, but it could raise tensions to an explosive level.
The promise of BRICS was that it would usher in a new approach to development. But after meeting annually for the last nine years there's no sign that the old order has been challenged.
Suffering the daily toil of violence, with little chance of escape.
The sub-imperial formation called BRICS, which pretends to be a progressive global force could be divided by a series of crises.
Virtual private networks help citizens around the world evade state surveillance – how long until more governments take action?
Should they stay or should they go?
Vladimir Putin position in the Kremlin looks more secure than ever, and he has shut down almost all the avenues for a genuine challenge.
The Russian cyberthreat goes back over three decades, extends into the country's educational systems and criminal worlds, and shows no signs of letting up.
The US sprinter, twice banned after failed drug tests, felt the force of public opinion as he won the 100 metres final at the World Athletics Championship. But is it time to start trusting athletes?
A scholar of southern politics finds inspiration in an unexpected place.
When financial times are tight, only those with soft power ambitions can see the economic sense in World Cups or Olympic Games.
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?
By sending troops from the North Caucasus to Syria, Russia is returning to its old habits.
U.S. President Donald Trump's insistence on being "himself" is doing substantial damage to the United States, both domestically and abroad. A former Clinton White House adviser on Russia weighs in.
Vladimir Putin fomented so-called Ukrainophobia leading up to his annexation of Crimea. Ukrainians, on the other hand, held positive views of their neighbours prior to annexation.
Presidents past have used this nearly limitless power to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
After a high point in 2011, it looked like a global wave of protest had crested. But another one is surging.
While democracy is struggling globally and especially in Asia, Mongolians continue to vote and engage.
Against the backdrop of the G20, Russia and the US have made a deal over Syria. But it's Putin who holds the winning hand.
While some countries were taking a major step toward the elimination of nuclear weapons, the US and its allies were focusing on ineffective, counter-productive sanctions against North Korea.