U.S.-Russia relations are at an impasse. Fixing this relationship requires Washington to change its policy on strategic stability, NATO expansion, and sanctions.
The Trump administration has conveyed no clear or realistic goals that would be served by the use of military force against Iran.
Today, the U.S.-Russian relationship is at the lowest point since before the Cold War ended and the best we can hope for is that it will not get even worse.
It’s ironic that a show about narratives, and the way they can turn sour, caused Russia’s own narrative machine to show its fragility.
Holding elections and referendums has become more frequent in both democracies and dictatorships. But another form of political expression is becoming much more frequent than elections: street protests.
As the dust settles from the European elections, it is important to stand back from immediate political battles and assess the longer-term implications for European democracy.
The society of citizens and its representatives in Russia face a dilemma. One option is to cut a deal with the state and work in its interests and on its terms. The other option is marginalisation, to become outcasts destined to be in constant conflict with the state.
Reuters was right to publish information showing that Rosneft head Igor Sechin repeatedly used corporate aircraft for personal purposes.
While there is a growing movement for more government openness and accountability, governments around the world are also taking new measures to restrict civil society.
A striking feature of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections was the unusual prominence accorded to national security in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign.
Despite securing a place among the very few European leaders with a landslide victory under their belt in the 2019 EU election, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is not celebrating.
Protests like the ones in Hong Kong have proliferated around the world in recent years. But can they lead to lasting change?
Internet shutdowns are not new, but they have become increasingly popular instruments among dictators and autocrats who want to control their citizenry and preempt political threats.
The arrest of Ivan Golunov on bogus drug charges sparked intense protests against the menace of the corrupt security state.
Bashing capitalism and the inequality it generates and perpetuates is as old as Karl Marx. The businessmen want to repair it, while radical critics want it replaced.
Orthodox Christianity—and Vladimir Putin—are at the center of the country’s newest culture war.
Improving security sector governance requires looking beyond short term tactical success and investing in longer term improvements. Such reforms are necessary for fragile states to improve the effectiveness of their security forces and temper extremism.
Kazakhstanis will vote for a new president on June 9. The election was supposed to be a smooth transition to a handpicked, pliant successor, not an open contest. But things are not going as originally planned.
The Primakov doctrine has set Russia’s recent course. The Kremlin must decide if it should continue to follow the doctrine, or if it should pursue a more robust set of global ambitions.
Four years ago, the AfD had seemed to fade from the political picture. Its recent rise has stopped for now, but Germany is not immune to far-right politics.