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  • Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un meet for the first time

    Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un meet for the first time0

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said North Korea needs ‘security guarantees’ in exchange for denuclearisation following his first ever meeting with the country’s leader Kim Jong-un.   The pair said they have had ‘fruitful talks’ about how to defuse the standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear program following their one-on-one meeting in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Thursday, in

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  • how Kremlin-backed yarns help keep Vladimir Putin in power

    how Kremlin-backed yarns help keep Vladimir Putin in power0

    Allegations of Russian meddling in the affairs of Western countries have been a persistent feature of Western politics since the Cold War. Claims of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election are only the most recent in a long series of suspected conspiracies across the past century or so. But Russian political discourse is

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