The Iranians, Russians, Saudis and Turks are all jockeying for influence in Iraq while America looks on wearily.
Russian warships sail past Ceuta this time, but its ambiguous NATO status makes it a popular port of call.
The war in Yemen has three dimensions, only one of which directly affects the United States.
Rather than assume more responsibility themselves, some middle powers are switching patrons.
Russia is a great power again in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Where does it go from here?
Yearn though Colombians might for peace, fifty years of war has left them yearning even more for justice.
The Filipino president’s rhetoric reeks of opportunism rather than strategy, but there is risk in the long term.
Nationalists in Hungary and Poland like to pretend Germany doesn’t exist. Czechs and Slovaks know better.
Turkey’s first priority is stopping Kurdish separatism. Longer term, it is looking at gaining regional influence.
Ethnically homogenous and rich in resources, Uzbekistan can afford some independence from Russia.
Why did Turkey chose this moment to drive a wedge between Islamic State and Kurdish militants in Syria?
The fact that Iran allowed Russia to conduct airstrikes from its territory suggests the two are growing closer.