Regions / Russia
Despite the ruble falling as fast as oil prices, the Russian economy is unlikely to collapse.
For U.S. communities dependent on the same industries that have brought Russia to its knees, the time to start planning an economic transition is now.
2015 could yet see some significant developments—at least on issues where the White House and GOP are aligned.
As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.
The countries of the former Warsaw Pact are not knuckling under to pressure from Russia. They're trying to avoid a new cold war.
Hypersonic weapons may sound less destructive than nuclear weapons, but they’re just another arms race.
Stalling by the U.S. and Russia on substantive disarmament and disregard for international rules and norms only encourage bad behavior by smaller states.
Preventing an asteroid from striking the earth by targeting it with a nuclear warhead is not only illegal, it provides another justification for the existence of nuclear weapons.
A thousand poles are blooming as new international blocs like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS Development Bank emerge to challenge Western economic and military hegemony.
With climate change upon us, it's time to bury the hatchet in one of the world's most volatile regions.