Regions / Russia
The BRICS were well poised to rival the West's control of the global economy. But while they grapple with economic slowdowns and rising social tensions, other blocs of developing economies are rising to the fore.
Somehow a disagreement over Ukraine has morphed into Nazi armies poised on the Polish border, or Soviet armored divisions threatening to overrun Western Europe.
During the Cold War, it not only served the Soviet Union’s purposes to overestimate the size of its nuclear weapons program, but the United States.
Many Russians and Americans would rather see their governments helping other countries than hurting them. That means facing some hard truths.
In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"
Our wartime commemorations are the functional equivalent of mounting the heads of our victims on pikes. Are we surprised that others celebrate bloodshed when we do the same?
U.S. saber-rattling over the Ukraine Crisis can lure Russia into war.
There are rising concerns that the Ukraine crisis could lead to nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia.
Some international NGOs promote universal norms and values while others advance the interests of governments. Is it possible to create space for one kind without the other?
Like Singapore’s recently deceased Lee Kuan Yew and China’s Deng Xiaoping, Vladimir Putin is establishing a political succession that ensures continuity for his brand of authoritarianism.