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Protesters wave flags of Russia and Burkina Faso as they demonstrate against the Economic Community of West African States, whose representatives were expected in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Oct. 4.
Protesters wave flags of Russia and Burkina Faso as they demonstrate against the Economic Community of West African States, whose representatives were expected in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Oct. 4.

Burkina Faso’s Junta Looks to Russia for Support

The country’s second coup of the year could bring yet another African government into Moscow’s orbit.

Russian service members are seen in Kherson.
Russian service members are seen in Kherson.
People protest against the Czech Republic’s government.
People protest against the Czech Republic’s government.

Putin’s Energy Warfare Is Testing Central Europe’s Resolve

The region’s support for Ukraine is caving under the pressure of soaring bills.

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks with China's President Xi Jinping
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks with China's President Xi Jinping

What Accounts for the Economic Gap Between China and India?

The world’s two most populous countries had similar starting points, but China has outpaced India across the board.

A demonstrator walks past police during a protest demanding the impeachment of Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez in Asunción, Paraguay, on Aug. 19, 2020.
A demonstrator walks past police during a protest demanding the impeachment of Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez in Asunción, Paraguay, on Aug. 19, 2020.

Biden’s Anti-Corruption Agenda Finds Its Test Case: Paraguay

A deeply corrupt South American country has entered the White House’s sights.

Reservists drafted during Russia's partial mobilization attend a departure ceremony in Sevastopol, Crimea, on Sept. 27.
Reservists drafted during Russia's partial mobilization attend a departure ceremony in Sevastopol, Crimea, on Sept. 27.

Mobilization Can’t Save Russia’s War

Russian troops are being trained to be cannon fodder.

Russians arrive at the Syrym border crossing in Kazakhstan on Sept. 27.
Russians arrive at the Syrym border crossing in Kazakhstan on Sept. 27.

Central Asia Faces a Russian Migrant Crisis

As men flee Putin’s draft, Russia’s neighbors struggle to cope.

A chicken runs near a burned-out house in the village of Kapchygay, near the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, on Sept. 21.
A chicken runs near a burned-out house in the village of Kapchygay, near the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, on Sept. 21.

Why Russia and China Aren’t Intervening in Central Asia

As tensions between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan flared, Moscow and Beijing chose to remain on the sidelines.

Army volunteer Armen Tadevosyan, 56, walks around the town of Jermuk on Sept. 15 after the worst clashes since a 2020 war between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Army volunteer Armen Tadevosyan, 56, walks around the town of Jermuk on Sept. 15 after the worst clashes since a 2020 war between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan’s Aggression Has Forced Armenia Into Russia’s Arms

Western leaders must realize that the threat to democracy in Yerevan isn’t the Kremlin; it’s Baku’s belligerent expansionism.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng (left) and British Prime Minister Liz Truss watch a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the opening day of the annual Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, England, on Oct. 2.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng (left) and British Prime Minister Liz Truss watch a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the opening day of the annual Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, England, on Oct. 2.

Liz Truss’s Desperate Economic U-Turn

Facing mounting criticism, the British prime minister has abandoned plans to eliminate the top income tax for the richest Britons.

Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jets release smoke in the colours of the Russian flag while flying over Red Square during the general rehearsal of the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 7, 2022.
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jets release smoke in the colours of the Russian flag while flying over Red Square during the general rehearsal of the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 7, 2022.

A Sneak Preview of a Better Russia

Imagining the post-Putin government that Russians—and the world—deserve.

Britain's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in New York on October 19, 2018 in New York City.
Britain's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in New York on October 19, 2018 in New York City.

The Royal Navy Has More Ambitions Than Assets

The sun never sets on London’s naval visions.

Businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin shows then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin his school lunch factory.
Businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin shows then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin his school lunch factory.

‘Putin’s Chef’ Steps Out of the Shadows

Yevgeny Prigozhin wants to ride the Wagner Group to greater glory.

Gas emanates from a leak on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Gas emanates from a leak on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Russia May Use Nord Stream Aftermath to Cause More Trouble

An investigation of the leaks may cause a standoff with Russia.

A reporter wearing a flak jacket with the hashtag in Arabic, "#Shireen Abu Akleh"  takes a picture in the West Bank city of Jenin, on May 13.
A reporter wearing a flak jacket with the hashtag in Arabic, "#Shireen Abu Akleh" takes a picture in the West Bank city of Jenin, on May 13.

Will Open-Source Intelligence Liberate Palestine From Digital Occupation?

Israeli analysts have transformed a tool of objectivity to one of distortion.

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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 29: US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo and EU Commissioner in charge of financial services, financial stability and the Capital Markets Union, Mairead McGuinness (not seen) hold a joint news conference in Brussels, Belgium on March 29, 2022. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Wally Adeyemo Confronts a Challenging Economic Moment

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