Forced to postpone the country's traditional May 9 Victory Day celebrations by the coronavirus pandemic, Putin rescheduled the parade for just a week ahead of a July 1 public vote on controversial constitutional reforms.
There are between 34,000 and 35,000 US soldiers permanently stationed in Germany, according to the Pentagon, although rotation of units mean the overall number can temporarily top 50,000.
The price of life is denominated in different currencies in the US, and some of them have rapidly decreased, while others have risen sharply.
Russian interference in Uzbekistan has led for a push to adopt Russian as an official language, but the move is having the opposite effect.
The country is headed for a period when desperation, paranoia, and racism, allied with a climate of fear and uncertainty, could start a chain reaction that leads to not just economic collapse, but a violent and indefinite period of social collapse.
There are increasing concerns that Russian authorities will take advantage of lockdown measures.
An exclusionary right-wing populism has gripped the world for years now, but recently, a more inclusionary populism is pushing back.
Several empires have invaded Afghanistan and left with their tails between their legs - but it has always been the Afghan people paying the heaviest price.
The Kremlin is positioning itself as indispensable to Sudan while it bids to increase its sway over Africa and Muslim countries.
Turkey's partnership with NATO has been immensely beneficial to NATO.
Georgia's track record as a dependable NATO ally and its geostrategic importance make a convincing case for the country's membership to the Alliance.
One hopes the French president's run-in with Israeli security will help him to realise the plight of the Palestinians.
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