Having once been a figure to rival such Soviet giants as Molotov and Gromyko, Sergey Lavrov is now reduced to a shadow of his old self.
Many investors appear to have taken fright at Turkey’s instability and the course that Erdogan has set.
If Lukashenko gets away with his shakedown of Russia, it will be a useful indicator to just how confident the Russians really are behind their facade of cynical bombast.
The president argues the executive presidency is essential to fight against the manifold economic and security threats bedevilling the nation.
The murder of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey exposes the withered, snapping moorings of the old US-led unipolar order and an early preview of how an unpolar world might appear.
Moscow seizes the opportunity to strengthen economic ties with Tehran as Western investors sit on the sidelines.
There are several reasons why the Swiss scenario will not play out in the Czech market when the central bank lifts the crown cap.
Men like Dodik, Djukanovic and Gruevski have built incredibly successful political careers with tactics that leave their constituencies divided and mutually resentful, perpetuating cycles of recrimination.
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