Vladimir Putin

The once-great home of Immanuel Kant has become a post-Soviet dystopia, fortified by Putin — a time bomb waiting to explode

For all Vladimir Putin’s military adventures, the Russian economy is now shrinking — far too small to pose a real threat to the West

A Donald Trump presidency would test the alliance to breaking point at a time when it faces threats across a wide range of fronts

Eurasian ideology, with its appeal to a glorious but bogus past, is assiduously promoted by the Kremlin to shore up the regime

If Britain leaves the EU, the West will be weaker. Geopolitical reality makes the case for staying engaged compelling even for Eurosceptics

In 1984, Laszlo Solymar (under a pseudonym) predicted the collapse of the USSR. Will today’s Russia suffer the same fate? 

Our failure to face up to the Russian ruler could have dire consequences

The 44th President of the United States replaced Pax Americana with a new world disorder. Will the 45th learn from his mistakes?

How does the Kremlin exploit Russia’s long tradition of absurd conspiracy theories to control public opinion? By confabulation

It is September 2016. The 1707 Act of Union lies rotting in the dustbin of history.