Latest Politics Analysis

Will Russia Intervene in Syria?

Damascus badly needs support, but Moscow's desire to mediate could be outweighed by its military overcommitment. Read more…

Rescuers spray hydrogen peroxide at the site of the Aug. 20 Tianjin warehouse explosion. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

What Tianjin Means to China's Political Reform

The recent explosions illustrate the need for — and difficulty of — complying with safety and environmental regulations, particularly at a time of economic transition. Read more…

A view of the Bulvar boardwalk along the Caspian Sea in Baku. (Stratfor)

Azerbaijan's Nimble National Strategy

Nearly a quarter-century since independence, Azerbaijan has undergone titanic changes. Read more…