The web is a frontier in a hardening confrontation between the autocratic world and the democratic one.
- by Peter Hartcher
A long-awaited report into online misinformation, 'fake news' and privacy breaches reads like a 110-page hate letter to Facebook.
- by Nick Miller
Both Skripals survived poisonings the UK has blamed on Russian military intelligence.
Russia is "very much concerned that some hotheads may be considering a military action against Venezuela", according to its ambassador to the UN.
Fences have risen around kindergartens. Special vehicles transport military personnel to their work sites. Residents of the island settlement are afraid to leave their homes.
- by Isaac Stanley-Becker
The political crisis in Venezuela shows that Latin America has again become an arena in which rival powers struggle for influence and advantage.
- by Hal Brands
The Russian military intelligence officer travelled to Britain on the same day as two hit men who tried to assassinate former spy Sergei Skripal.
- by Robert Mendick
Russia has become a world-class saver. So much gold has piled up in its central bank that Russia surpassed China last year to become the world's fifth-largest holder of gold.
- by Andrew E. Kramer
Russia has said it will develop a new hypersonic missile and a land-based version of an existing cruise missile by 2021.
- by Alec Luhn