Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin recently talked to each other followed up by talks between their diplomats without making any progress. Here are the main reasons behind the political deadlock.
Tehran is wary of destabilisation in Central Asia, which could pose a threat to its economic and national security.
Kazakhstan occupies a strategically significant position between China and Russia, but has largely stayed out of the world’s eyes, until now,
Bombings of German and Swiss companies in the 1980s that reportedly supplied components to develop Pakistan's nuclear program suggest a secret service signature.
Several prominent Russians still push the memories of the Soviet Union today in an effort to guide the country towards stability and global influence.
Russian authorities want to rehabilitate some of the worst figures of the Soviet Union, but not everyone is convinced.
Russia's major aim is to destabilise Ukraine from within but a major military escalation by Kremlin is unlikely at the moment, Kiev's top security official says.
Beijing’s 21st century Marxism does not see an intrinsic contradiction within its system, as long as it fits within how China has been ruled for thousands of years.
The Soviet failure several decades ago has given rise to a mistaken view of Afghan history that persists today.
Under Western pressure, the two states are aligning with each other at a level unseen for decades.
Some members of Bulgaria’s Turkish minority hope to draw global attention to human rights violations committed by the country’s authoritarian rulers against Turks in the 1980s.
Ukraine’s military power has improved since Russian-backed rebels took control of the eastern part of the country in 2014 - but Russia still dwarfs it in comparison.
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