Another day, another conflict: Russia, Ukraine and the Syrian Civil War
As the conflict in Ukraine takes its toll on Russia, Moscow looks to Syria for a chance to regain its footing.
Armenia and the EEU: the point of no return for Yerevan
Early last year Armenia entered into accession talks with the Russian-led Customs Union – a precursor to the EEU. But does this path hold the key to greater economic prosperity for Yerevan or is it just a dead end?
Russia in the Middle East: a well-played hand disguises fading fortunes
There is no doubt that Russia’s diplomatic coups in the Middle East late last year caused its stock to rise. But is Moscow really the new boss in town or is this all just hyperbolic nonsense?