The Wagner Group’s short-lived mutiny seems to have weakened Putin—but that isn’t necessarily a win for Washington.
The mercenary group is so deeply enmeshed in the Central African Republic and several other nations that it can’t be easily replaced, experts say.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday met with a group of leaders of African countries who traveled to Russia on a self-styled “peace mission” the day after they went to Ukraine. (Image credit: Evgeny Biyatov/AP)
The delegation of African leaders was met with a missile barrage on Kyiv and made little progress in talks with Zelensky.
South Africa is accused of helping supply Russia with weapons for the Ukraine war, a charge that South Africa denies.
Ukraine has sparked renewed interest in East Asia tensions.
Thousands of people demonstrated in Tbilisi overnight, waving EU flags and facing down riot police in protest against a controversial law which Georgia’s president says is “dictated by Moscow.” In video footage and photographs, protesters chanted “down with the Russian law” as they squared off with heavily armored police who blasted them with water cannons…
BERLIN — News this month that the number of German soldiers declaring themselves conscientious objectors rose fivefold in the wake of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine created little more than a ripple in Germany. For many Germans it’s perfectly natural for members of the Bundeswehr, the army, to renege on the pledge they made to…
The West is using the wrong analogy for Russia’s invasion—and worsening the outcome.
How backing Kyiv can bridge the partisan divide and make U.S. foreign policy great again.