Mansur Mirovalev

Mansur Mirovalev

ISIS/ISIL

Do Central Asian leaders use ISIL threats for political gain?

Analysts say opposition is purged in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan whenever there is a perceived threat.

Do Central Asian leaders use ISIL threats for political gain?

The Far Right

After series of attacks, why is the far right 'granted impunity'?

Despite a minuscule parliamentary presence, Ukraine's far right has become a visible and dreaded political force.

After series of attacks, why is the far right 'granted impunity'?

Russia

Putin triumphs over Trump at US-Russia summit

President Donald Trump questions US intelligence community, not Putin, on alleged Russian meddling in 2016 election.

Putin triumphs over Trump at US-Russia summit

Russia

Russia attempts to regain clout over North Korea

Unlike the West, Russia does not want the Kim Jong-un regime to collapse - or change at all.

Russia attempts to regain clout over North Korea

Media

Arkady Babchenko's 'killing' polarises Ukraine and Russia

The fake killing of the Russian reporter in Kiev amazed and polarised his peers and politicians in Russia and Ukraine.

Arkady Babchenko's 'killing' polarises Ukraine and Russia

Crimea

Is Russia attempting to erase Crimean Muslim culture?

Crimean Tatars fear the Kremlin, after annexation, is chipping away at identity of the 250,000-strong Muslim ethnicity.

Is Russia attempting to erase Crimean Muslim culture?

Ukraine

How Crimean Tatars defy Moscow's pressure

Crimean Tatar leaders say they fear another pro-Russian crackdown on the persecuted Muslim community.

How Crimean Tatars defy Moscow's pressure

Politics

Aina Gamzatova: The Muslim woman challenging Putin

A 46-year old with no chance of winning the presidency has announced her bid, and she wants to get tough on fighters.

Aina Gamzatova: The Muslim woman challenging Putin

Russia

Central Asian migrants succeed in Russia despite xenophobia

Although they have been labelled a blue-collar workforce, many Central Asians work as engineers, doctors and scholars.

Central Asian migrants succeed in Russia despite xenophobia

Vladimir Putin

Syrian 'victory' kickstarts Putin's election campaign

In the aftermath of the war in Syria and against a weak field, Russian president poised for 2018 re-election.

Syrian 'victory' kickstarts Putin's election campaign

Asia

Sayfullo Saipov: From golden boy to ISIL supporter

As Saipov pleads not guilty to charges over fatal New York truck attack, his hometown questions where he was influenced.

Sayfullo Saipov: From golden boy to ISIL supporter

Russia

How Russia spawned more ISIL fighters than most nations

Civil rights and security concerns rise as fighters return, with experts urging law should be applied consistently.

How Russia spawned more ISIL fighters than most nations