Nikolas K. Gvosdev, a contributing editor at the National Interest.
"NATO”s southeastern flank has always been its weakest link—and the one that both old-European and new-European members of the alliance have been least interested in..."
For better or worse there is no questioning that right now, the Kremlin has taken control of the narrative when it comes to Syria.
It seems dangerous to base policy towards Russia on assumptions of a forthcoming economic disaster.
Just as there are tremors registered before a major earthquake occurs, there are clear warning signs that things could heat up very quickly, very soon.
And it's using India and Russia to its advantage.
The Ufa 2015 summit is a testament to the late Yevgeny Primakov's lasting geopolitical vision.
While Washington debates where to focus its energy, Beijing and Moscow are looking for new ways to capitalize on its indecisiveness.
"Ukraine may be out of the headlines for now—but it is still very much in play."
The deeper meaning behind Russian president Vladimir Putin's FIFA comments.
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