That strategy being: to bite, to crush, and then to move on.
A fast-declining population has the potential to compromise Russia’s ambitious revisionist plans and perhaps even its own survival as a national state.
A G7 oil ban will be more a matter of economic self-harm than effective foreign policy, unless it is done right.
Drought, global markets, and fiscal pressures are giving rise to a cost-of-living crisis in Iran, and it’s a risk that’s becoming increasingly common throughout the developing world as the Ukraine war drags on.
The unprecedented weaponization of global financial circuits in the wake of the Ukraine war could end up backfiring by jeopardizing the US dollar’s enduring position as global reserve currency.
First in a two-part series, this backgrounder traces the origins and earliest deployments of Russia’s infamous mercenary outfit: the Wagner Group.
Baku has been quite successful in striking a neutral tone to its foreign relations following the Russian invasion of Ukraine; but will it ultimately be forced to pick a side?
The best outcome of the Ukraine invasion for Beijing is a weakened, isolated, and dependent Russia. Perhaps this was the plan all along.
The Ukraine war is producing some bitter lessons for those who believed that global society had moved beyond nation-based geopolitics.
New Delhi will likely shift to seek the narrative away from the Ukraine War and toward more pressing development issues in the Global South.