The Georgian presidential election will go to another round after a hotly-contested vote. That’s a good sign for democracy.
Recently, American and Dutch officials accused the Russian government of a widespread series of computer attacks. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted seven men who tried to disrupt the investigation into alleged Russian doping.
Kazakhstan’s political system is quite opaque, so it is not clear what exactly is driving recent changes in the senior ranks of the government. What is clear, however, is that Kazakh society is growing restless, as socioeconomic problems in the country grow.
President Donald Trump, his opponents in the United States, and his critics in Europe have found common cause: opposing the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would transport Russian natural gas to Germany. All sides are in rare agreement, but they are all misguided in their own ways.
U.S. foreign policy toward Russia is stuck in a seemingly endless pattern of doing the same thing over and over again with an unsatisfactory result, but expecting a different outcome each time.
The Wagner Group’s activity in the Central African Republic reveals how Russia has grown its influence in Africa, even in regions where Western countries traditionally have wielded considerable influence.
Russian critics of the West should ask themselves what it will be like if China supplants the West as the global rule-maker.
Beyond the uproar over President Trump’s comments about Russian election meddling, what are the global policy implications of his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin?
Talking is good when it comes to managing relations between the United States and Russia. But the goal should be to put guard rails on what may be a competitive relationship and managing it effectively.
Repercussions of the Helsinki summit are still being felt in Washington and beyond. President Trump has maintained that U.S.-Russia relations need to improve both for the benefit of the U.S. and for global stability. Are better relations realistically possible?