It's Time to Get Concerned About Russia

The travesty of Xinjiang focuses a lot of attention on China, but we must not forget that Russia is also a notorious infringer of human rights and civil liberties.

Beware a Russian 'October Surprise' in Syria

Russia seeks to leverage the Iranian threats in Iraq to pressure the U.S., while pushing on the Syrian front. This strategy in a sense creates a two-front push against the U.S. in the region and forces Washington to choose.