NATO’s eastward drift has put Kiev in an impossible position.
Russian vessels have fired on the Ukrainian Navy near Crimea, risking a major escalation of the Ukraine crisis.
Anything is possible when Belarus’ long-serving president steps aside, including a repeat of the Ukraine crisis.
A backgrounder on the internal politics of Ukraine, a country caught in an East-West geopolitical crossfire.
The Northern Sea Route through the Arctic will alter global trade flows and in doing so create new geopolitical chokepoints. Chief among them is the Bering Strait, where US, Russian, and Chinese interests converge.
Long the site of great power competition, the Black Sea region appears to be heating up once again.
With Bulgaria clearly of two minds on its alignment and Moscow willing to be generous, the US should strongly consider loosening its purse strings.
There’s no relief in sight for the long-suffering Russian economy, which is now faced with new sanctions and a renewed currency plunge.
Sino-Russian relations have flourished under a mutual disdain for US global influence. But is the relationship really as healthy as it seems?
Russia’s World Cup dividend is set to be short-lived. The same might not be true for Qatar in 2022.