In its clumsy attempt to exploit the vulnerabilities of the Sino-Russian axis, the Trump administration misunderstands not only the strength of relations, but also its own desirability as a useful ally.
With Russia pursuing integrationist schemes and the EU seeking to sustain its engagement in Eastern Europe, Moldova’s tangle of history, economic ties, and domestic politics presents a unique challenge.
To sustain India's rise, Delhi must advance its economic policies, engage in defense sector reform, and construct strategic partnerships to navigate the power shifts among America, China, and Russia
Around the world, newly assertive illiberal regimes are becoming increasingly adept at restricting civil society through legal constraints, forcing civil society groups to rethink the way they operate.
The Indo-Russian relationship is one of the few long-standing successes of Indian diplomacy. Both nations must pay greater attention to emerging technologies that can push the relationship forward.
Russia has never received so much attention from the West, but perhaps for all the wrong reasons. Overshadowed by allegations of interference in Western democracies, is the story of Russia’s own social and political awakening.
Twenty-five years after the end of the Soviet Union, Moscow is certainly ready to overcome its old Soviet image. That may have been on the authorities’ minds when they drew up the redevelopment plan. But the only way the authorities could think of redesigning the urban landscape was through Soviet tactics.
Although they watch the upheaval in Europe with a sense of satisfaction, Russian officials are convinced that a collapse of the EU would not be in Moscow’s interest.
The closing of civic space has become a defining feature of political life in an ever-increasing number of countries.
At the Belt Road Forum in Beijing, Vladimir Putin once again reaffirmed his personal relations with Xi Jinping without getting into economic specifics. But still, the Russian President managed to get special attention. Russia needs to be satisfied with its political gains from the forum.