When people in Mariupol imagine a future under Putin’s rule, they no longer see a wealthier, more comfortable one in Russia, 48 kilometers away.
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The condition of terrain could create a window of diplomacy to steer President Vladimir Putin away from a war, analysts say.
However sincere the Kremlin's engagement may be, some initiatives lack detail, while others could drag wider geopolitical disputes into negotiations.
U.S.-China tensions loom over COP26, as does the inequality between rich and poor countries in both COVID-19 response and climate finance.
World leaders one after another have called for international cooperation even as they jockey to gain influence in the great power vacuum that the U.S. departure has left behind.
Some experts predict that the end of an era defined by uneven access to fossil fuel deposits will produce a security dividend, similar to the one after the end of the Cold War.
Will the pandemic makes or break the populist leaders that the last global crisis gave rise to?
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What struck Wang Wen about Antarctica — beyond the brutality of the cold — was the scale of U.S. operations in such an inhospitable environment and the American flag fluttering by the sign that marks the geographic South Pole. Observing the academic mission of hundreds ...
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis described India as the "fulcrum" of security in the Indo-Pacific region as he traveled this week to an annual security conference in Singapore, attended for the first time by an Indian leader. But if Mattis was hoping that Prime Minister ...