Regions / Russia
According to Amnesty International, bombing by Russia results in killing 16 civilians for every one Islamic State fighter.
Despite everything, hawks are still pushing President Obama to send ground troops to Syria. He would be wise to reject their advice.
Washington is effectively subsidizing Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal — the fastest-growing in the world — even as the country drifts closer to China and Russia.
Powerful forces are maneuvering to torpedo any Syrian peace process that could leave room for Bashar al-Assad.
The attack on a Russian bomber by Turkey may have been preplanned.
Meanwhile, the Islamic State poked big bear Russia with predictable results.
From Paris to Beirut, the Islamic State's latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.
Russia may seek serious vengeance on the Islamic State for the possible sabotage of Metrojet Flight 9268.
"Back in my youth, we imagined that lumbering dinosaurs like Russia and China and the European Union would endure regardless of the global convulsions taking place around them."
Lobbying and renewed fear of Russia have softened up the U.S. for Northrop Grumman’s budgetary kill with its new bomber.