The Russian president is terrified of free and fair elections as his recent crackdown demonstrates, writes Lyubov Sobol
Macron wants to lead the EU into the 21st century. But he will succeed only if he does not go too far.
The case against Trump is very different to that against Nixon and Clinton as US foreign policy is at its very core and it comes at a time of rising global instability, says Carl Bildt
Things are changing dramatically on the global economic front, and it’s not just Brexit.
Phil Hogan will not be the first Irish politician to find redemption and to have carved out an international reputation in Brussels.
The former Soviet state recently held free-and-fair elections, but unless it can eradicate corruption it will not gain EU entry and may slip into Russia’s clutches, says John Bruton.
The Kremlin’s military aggression in 2014 finally failed because of Ukraine’s strengthened links with the West, says Carl Bildt
Results from nearly all polling stations show that TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won the Ukrainian presidential run-off vote in a landslide.
Trump shows his political skills against the Democrats
Last week, the Irish Examiner published an opinion piece from the Russian ambassador marking the fifth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea. Olena Shaloput of the Ukrainian Embassy responds
Agriculture minister Michael Creed has promised farmers a “substantial” aid package if they suffer losses as a result of new UK tariffs under a no-deal Brexit.
If I’m not mistaken, an op-ed piece is an opinion piece that normally should be based on generally accepted facts, and not simply be propaganda.
The people of Crimea expressed their own free will and self-determination when they voted in 2014 to rejoin Russia, writes Yuriy Filatov.
International intervention in a country’s affairs almost always ends in conquest or civil war.
Germany’s economy minister said he believed the Russian-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline can go ahead while preserving Ukraine’s vital interests, but that Berlin is also in talks to diversify its energy supply with liquefied natural gas.
The world presumed the US president was a pawn in his Russian counterpart’s game. It could prove to be the other way around, writes Nina L Khrushcheva.
Belgium’s Marouane Fellaini says he will soon reveal where he will be playing his football next season amid speculation his five-year stay at Manchester United could be drawing to a close.
On Thursday, soccer’s 21st World Cup opens when, in a chillingly symbolic way, two dictatorships, Russia and Saudi Arabia, meet in the Moscow curtainraiser.
Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reported to have been killed in Kiev, has shown up at a news conference in Ukraine.
In 1924, a stone with mysterious lines on it was found at the Kiik-Koba cave site in Crimea.
The rise of pro-Putin parties in the recent Italian elections has again underlined how American leverage has waned in comparison, writes John Lloyd.
Russia has forces in Syria to show the world that it is still an influence, but any losses can be attributed to ‘private operators’, says Nina L. Khrushcheva
A stable and secure EU could become the most important pillar of the UK’s post-Brexit security strategy, writes Jacek Rostowski
Putin’s paranoia, backed by a prolific State propaganda machine, is leaving many in the West nervous about Russia’s future moves, writes Peter Apps.
A bus carrying construction workers has driven off a pier in southern Russia, killing at least 17 people, officials said.
It’s response to Turkey’s jailing of a German human rights activist was to discourage tourists from going there and firms from investing there, says Mark Leonard
No opposition leader can muster a vision inspiring enough to compete with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, says Leonid Bershidsky
EU dairy exporters must continue to do without the €8 billion per year Russian food market, after European foreign ministers moved this week towards prolonging economic sanctions to punish Russia for its 2014 annexation of Crimea.
The leaders of the European Union (EU) have agreed to extend sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, following a similar move by the US this week.
Reconfiguration of hospital services in the south of the country was smoother than in other regions largely because people’s views were taken on board, a study has found.
Donald Trump will meet Vladimir Putin's senior diplomat at the White House on Wednesday in a signal that US relations with Russia have improved.
A rising number of attacks against government sites and industrial control systems shows the need for ever-greater vigilance by national authorities, writes Peter Apps
The downturn in the US-Russian relationship, at odds with the warmth of the US presidential election campaign, could drive Russia into China’s arms, writes Josh Cohen
LATEST: Theresa May vowed to support Ukraine in the face of the "threat" from Moscow as she welcomes Petro Poroshenko to Downing Street.
The EU needs to be rethought and move away from the ‘one size fits all’ to something more flexible, writes Richard Haass
While the US missile assault on Syria will make Putin and Assad pause for thought, one of the consequences of the attack may be a boost for Islamic State, writes Leonid Bershidsky.
It took investigators two years to break Watergate, and six years to uncover Iran-Contra, writes Tim Weiner. There is no guarantee the probe into Russia and the 2016 election will move any quicker
Ukraine's security service has banned Russia's contestant from this year's Eurovision song contest because she performed in Crimea.
Timothy L O’Brien asks why Donald Trump — via one of his top advisers — is so close to a violent fraudster with mob connections who has tried to influence US foreign policy.
As China continues to expand its sphere of influence, Brahma Chellaney looks at the steps the US can take to demonstrate its concerns.
Arms control is not an imperative for tranquil times but rather a tool for building — or rebuilding — trust between adversaries, write Volker Perthes and Oliver Meier
The Kremlin has denied reports of intercepted phone calls between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Ukraine has filed a case against Russia at the United Nations' highest court, accusing Moscow of illegally annexing Crimea and illicitly funding separatist rebel groups.
THIS year marks the centenary of the most important event in 20 century global history: the Russian revolutions of 1917.
Shinzo Abe’s courtship of Vladimir Putin has so far yielded little for Japan, writes Brahma Chellaney.
Given the fondness that the president-elect and so many of his appointees seem to have for Russian President Vladimir Putin, life may be about to imitate — if not exceed — art, says Nina L Khrushcheva.
75 years on, the consequences of Pearl Harbour have yet to be fully played out, writes Geoffrey Roberts
Ireland has been used as a transit base to smuggle at least 6,000 Ukrainians into Britain over the past two years, according to Spanish police who have smashed a gang which supplied them with fake Polish passports.
Donald Trump’s foreign policy may see the US lose key allies, writes Mark Champion
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