Why did the formidable populism of yesteryear suddenly give way to elite optimism?
The BRICS meeting occurs at a time of increased challenges for Brazil, and it is debatable how much the country can continue to contribute to the bloc.
The Russian military is now a sharpened policy tool of choice for an emboldened but strategically defensive regime that relies on preemption.
Putin could regard U.S. arms transfers as a symbolic test of who dictates conditions in the Donbass warzone.
Sober realism about U.S. policy towards Russia has seldom been more imperative and less evident.
U.S. goodwill is worth more to the Russians than any degree of friendliness with Iran.
Roads, railways and other new connections are reshaping the Eurasian supercontinent and creating new forms of competition as well as cooperation.
In Churchill and Orwell, Thomas E. Ricks believes that his parallel biography has something important to tell us about liberty and the way to defend it.
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