Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Russian capital.
September 21, 2021
On August 9 last year Belarus erupted into mass protests within hours of the polls closing on the massively falsified presidential elections. Russia just had similarly rigged elections but there has been no reaction by the population.
August 18, 2021
The Taliban gave its first proper press conference yesterday where they didn't not just say the right things, they said exactly the right things. Some are speculating if it has been given professional PR advice as the message is a little too perfect.
August 18, 2021
A chaotic first day of the new regime in Kabul. The images coming out of Kabul airport are going to become iconic. As bad as, if not worse than, those that came out of Saigon.
August 10, 2021
On the anniversary of the fraudulent presidential elections that plunged Belarus into its worst political crisis since the fall of the Soviet Union, Washington and London ramped up their sanctions regimes.
August 6, 2021
Colour revolutions inspire as regular people unite to throw the corrupt fat cats out of office. But the euphoria doesn't last as the new government that comes in usually fails to make life better.
July 20, 2021
The good news is that Russia’s economy continues to grow faster than expected. Russia’s Economic Development Ministry has upgraded its growth forecast for this year to 3.8% from 2.8%.
July 18, 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel went on her last foreign trip, to see US President Joe Biden, but on the face of it, it seems that the meeting didn't go as well as planned. Or did it?