August 29, 2016

Hot Topics: foreign policy Russia can no longer afford to alienate the EU

Russia can no longer afford to alienate the EU

As Russia prepares for a potential military escalation in Ukraine, it should keep in mind the medium- and long-term effects this might have on its already strained relationship with Europe

Hot Topics: foreign policy Turkey's new red line in Syria

Turkey's new red line in Syria

The Turkish military intervention in Syria is directed at both ISIS and Kurdish militants, both of which have moved dangerously close to the Turkish border

Hot Topics: Politics Donald Trump's pro-Russian comments still under scrutiny

Donald Trump's pro-Russian comments still under scrutiny

On the U.S. presidential campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made a number of bewildering pro-Russian comments that have some analysts wondering about his underlying motivations

Hot Topics: Politics The Cold War mentality and the US presidential campaign

The Cold War mentality and the US presidential campaign

Donald Trump’s foreign policy statements — especially those about Russia — may appear awkward and naïve, but they actually display an intuitive understanding of how the world has changed in the post-Cold War era

What to expect from Russia's new education minister

What to expect from Russia's new education minister

Opinion

The appointment of a new Minister of Education indicates that Russia’s educational system still needs to be reformed. At the same time, the shakeup could be a tactical move to meet the demands of voters before the 2016 parliamentary elections

Russia and New Zealand on a way to a reset

Russia and New Zealand on a way to a reset

Analysis

On Aug. 16-18 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks in Moscow with his counterpart from New Zealand, Murray McCully. The negotiations might be a sign that the period of crisis in bilateral relations is over

How much do Putin and Trump really have in common?

How much do Putin and Trump really have in common?

Opinion

There are a number of interesting similarities between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, not just in their style of managing, but also in the conditions that led to their eventual rise to political prominence. But the differences may be more interesting

What's next for Europe after Brexit?

What's next for Europe after Brexit?

Q&A

RD Interview: Vivien Pertusot, head of the Brussels office of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), explores how the Brexit will force the EU to reconsider the future pace of its integration and who will play a leadership role in a newly configured Union

Why the 1991 Soviet coup failed

Why the 1991 Soviet coup failed

Opinion

25 years ago, the State Emergency Committee failed to take into account the changing political dynamics within Russia that eventually led to the breakup of the Soviet Union

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