Russia’s Play for Iraq’s Future

Moscow wants to influence Iraq’s reconstruction in pursuit of its own strategic imperatives.

Russia Takes a Back Seat in South Ossetia

The Kremlin doesn’t want to exacerbate the border dispute in the breakaway republic.

Daily Memo: Afghan Peace Talks, French Diplomacy, Russian Elections

All the news worth knowing today.

Unfounded Optimism in Ukraine

When it comes to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, neither side has much room for compromise.

Daily Memo: Putin in France, Netanyahu in Ukraine, Preparing for a...

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1989-1992: A Global Pivot

It was a time that changed everything.

Russian Intelligence and Immigration in Europe

Russia may be supporting anti-immigration groups, but it will make no difference to geopolitical forces in Europe.