Russian troops hold drills in Serbia

Nov 15, 2014

Russian troops hold drills in Serbia

Camouflage-clad Russian soldiers parachuted from the sky, armored vehicles fired live rounds on an open field after being dropped from military transport jets, and helicopters fired missiles against enemy positions. Although the flat terrain resembled the Ukrainian war zones, this was not an armed ...

Nov 12, 2014

CNN to end broadcasting in Russia due to media law change

The international news channel CNN says it will halt broadcasting in Russia due to recent changes in media legislation. Turner International, which operates CNN, announced the move in a statement Tuesday. It didn’t elaborate on the background to the decision, but appeared to refer ...

Obama, Putin circle each other warily in China

Nov 11, 2014

Obama, Putin circle each other warily in China

On the surface, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are all niceties — a pat on the back here, a pleasantry there. But away from the cameras, the two leaders are circling each other warily at a global summit in China, coming ...

Russia's future looks bleak

Nov 11, 2014

Russia's future looks bleak

by Leonid Bershidsky

As Russia's present is too unbalanced to discuss and President Vladimir Putin prefers to rehash the past, some commentators have set out to fathom the country's future based on its current trajectory. Their scenarios are bleak.

Nov 11, 2014

China flexes its Silk Road muscle

by John Kemp

Just as access to American markets and capital was once a key component of U.S. diplomacy, China is now employing its financial and trade muscle to win influence. It's "New Silk Road" maritime and land belts have become the centerpiece of its economic diplomacy.

Russia launches global media company to wage 'propaganda war' with West

Nov 11, 2014

Russia launches global media company to wage 'propaganda war' with West

Russia has launched a state-of-the-art media organization with hundreds of journalists abroad intended to wean the world off what it called aggressive Western propaganda, naming the company after the Cold War-era satellite Sputnik. In a hi-tech presentation in a media center once used to ...