Donald Trump is important to the Kremlin as a symbol of potential Russia-U.S. cooperation. The secret hope is that Trump’s angry and disillusioned supporters will foment a color revolution in the United States
Book review: “The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War” explains how the Russian elites have used control over the media to shape perceptions of national identity ever since the era of perestroika
Given the current geopolitical situation and processes occurring inside Europe, Russia can afford the policy of distancing itself from the EU - but for how long?
While re-opening these new military bases may not have the strategic value they once did, they do possess a lot of symbolic value for Russia’s military
The risk of a military conflict between Moscow and Washington has been overstated. However, both sides should think about prevention mechanisms to minimize the risk of accidents that could lead to an open conflict