Like it or not, Russia is mired in Syria with no obvious exit strategy.
As rival factions vie for control over Venezuela, many of the country’s 31 million people are suffering prolonged power outages, food and water shortages, and limited access to medicine.
By standing in the way of the UN, Russia has chosen a shameful path.
What looks from the outside like a domestic currency crash is in fact something far more dangerous.
US intelligence assessments have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to some degree. Trump prefers the Russian version of events.
Vladimir Putin is a masterful politician. The US president he’s dealing with is not.
From awkwardness and confusion to rancour, Trump certainly left his mark on the 2018 NATO summit.
After a century of debate, Europe still hasn’t figured out how to deal with its giant of a neighbour.
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.
Russian politics depends on a competition between different power networks. And hardline nationalists are winning at the expense of reformers.
Years of mediation by Russia have helped keep a direct Israeli-Iranian conflict off the agenda. But things have changed.
To understand how a new world war might play out, it’s important to remember just how powerful the US really is.
Guns for hire are back in business – and they’re making war even more dangerous.
The Syrian conflict is a war of many sides. Here’s a rundown of the key players.
Re-elected for a fourth term, Putin is not on the best terms with the rest of the world. But does he actually care?
Even if Syria’s armed conflict is somehow resolved, new proxy conflicts between regional actors are emerging on the country’s soil.
Four peace agreements have been struck to try and keep Ukraine on an even keel, but none of them has resolved the conflict’s fundamental problems.
Putin has pulled his troops out of Syria before, only to put them back.
Russia is pursuing influence in Central Asia and competing with the US. Afghanistan offers it a chance to do both.