Putin ... believes that the future lies in putting national interests first. The fact that he has found a soulmate in Donald Trump makes him more assured in this belief, not less.
One does not have to be an adversary of the president to say that, regardless of whether it is Trump's intention or not, many of his decisions are extremely favorable for Putin.
Erdogan’s increasing dissatisfaction with Europe and his on-off relationship with the Trump White House can only benefit Russia.
Russia will probably encourage the Syrian government to incorporate the YPG fighters into the Syrian army.
The danger for Moscow is that, the more progress it makes with African governments, the more likely it is that its interests will collide with those of either China or the US – or both.
Mr. Putin has established himself as the most critical player in the Syrian theater.
Donald Trump’s possible second term portends the hardening of nationalist and isolationist politics that shut America and Europe into themselves.