The ongoing controversy about the direct involvement of the Russian army in any hostilities in Ukraine – usually framed in the context of “aggression” and “invasion” – is alarming. It only aggravates the crisis and destroys any fragile hopes for peace
As concerns grow about a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russia Direct interviewed experts to discuss the implications of the Putin-Poroshenko meeting in Minsk
RD Exclusive: Olga Kravtsova, former director of the Moscow-based Center for Journalism in Extreme Situations, discusses the execution of James Foley by ISIS, the kidnapping of reporters in Eastern Ukraine, and the risks of covering military conflicts
The scale of the ISIS threat in the Middle East is unprecedented. But is the Obama administration up to the task of dealing with it?
Regardless of warnings issued by some experts about the increasing threat from ISIS for both Russia and the U.S., neither Washington nor Moscow seems ready to end their confrontation over Ukraine in order to team up and fight against ISIS