Tensions between Russia and Turkey may escalate, and Russia's defense minister visits Armenia.
Protests in Iraq show no signs of letting up, and Chinese Communist Party leaders gather for their plenary session.
The U.S. announces a new troop deployment to Syria, and the Conservatives and Labour can't agree on a date for a U.K. election.
The first installment of this two-part series focuses on the doctrines that Russia and the West have developed to counter each other in the rimlands.
The Lebanese government suggests a reshuffle to quell protests, and more problems for the banking sector may be on the horizon.
The Russian and Turkish presidents strike a deal on northern Syria, and the U.K. edges closer to approving Brexit agreement.