Venezuela’s Collapse Frays Its Economic Ties With Russia

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President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, center left, meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, center right.CreditCreditPool photo by Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW — In his toughest moments, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has turned to Russia for support. When the United … Read More

Russia still has 10 Chernobyl-style reactors that scientists say aren’t necessarily safe

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HBO’s “Chernobyl” series focuses largely on the cleanup efforts following the 1986 nuclear disaster. Liam Daniel/HBO Russia still has ten operating nuclear reactors that are similar to the one involved in the 1968 Chernobyl disaster. The type of reactor that exploded during … Read More

Russia Unlikely to Stay Neutral if U.S. and Iran Go to War

Frode Bjorshol / Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Russia’s Middle East policy is marked with balancing acts that secure the country’s role as an agile and effective balancing power. The fall of the Islamic Republic could undermine Moscow’s capacity for balancing … Read More

Russia says will retaliate new US sanctions

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In this file photo, taken on July 16, 2018, US President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin are seen arriving for a meeting in Helsinki, Finland. (By AFP) Russia says it will retaliate against the recent sanctions imposed … Read More

Russia Is Targeting Europe’s Elections. So Are Far-Right Copycats.

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Posters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for this month’s European Parliament elections. Populists expect a strong showing.CreditCreditRobin Utrecht/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — Less than two weeks before pivotal elections for the European Parliament, a constellation of websites and social … Read More

US, Russia Vie Over the Future of Venezuela

The crisis in Venezuela is only getting worse by the week. And with Russian backing, it looks less likely that dictator Nicolas Maduro will step aside. Ana Quintana of The Heritage Foundation explains what’s at stake, and what’s going on. … Read More

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