Topic: Vladimir Putin

Bayterek Tower is visible in central Astana as a soldier stands guard outside the presidential palace in Astana, Kazakhstan, 1 July, 2013 (photo by LEON NEAL / POOL / AFP)

Kazakhstan

Tyrants of the steppe

Russian President Vladimir Putin (r) with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on 28.12.2021 (photo: Sputnik Kremlin/dpa/picture-alliance)

Protests in Kazakhstan

Putin's nightmare?

Assad meets Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan (photo: SANA/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Syria and the Arab world

Assad's return to the fold

Mass protests led to the resignation of the president and the government in October 2020 (photo: Vladimir Voronin/AP/dpa/picture-alliance)

Between Russia and Afghanistan

Kyrgyzstan – fragile democracy in Central Asia

Abdelhamid Dbeibeh, prime minister of the Libyan government of national unity (photo: Libyan Government of National Accord/AA/picture alliance)

International Libya Conference in Berlin

Libyans harbour high hopes for a transition to stability

Polling station for Syrian citizens in Lebanon in a tent. The voting booths are partitioned off with cloths to which Syrian flags are attached. Portraits of the three candidates hang from the ceiling. Polling officers assign free voting booths to voters (photo: Hussein Malla/AP-Photo/picture alliance)

Loyalty and legitimacy in Syria

Bashar al-Assad's staging of the presidential election

A youth walks past a banner depicting Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally for Druze residents of the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights in the village of Majdal Shams to mark Syria's Independence Day on 17 April 2021 (photo: JALAA MAREY/AFP)

Syria 10 years on

Bashar al-Assad’s Pyrrhic victory and the arrogance of power

Erodgan presenting a map of northeastern Syria (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/S. Weng)

Turkey and northern Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's deadly serious colonial project

Shepherds in Raqqa in 2017 (photo: Chris Huby/Le Pictorium/imago images)

Syrian conflict

How climate change paved the way to war in Syria

Syrian children play on the roof of a shelter in the Barra refugee camp to the north east of the Lebanese city of Beirut (photo: Marwan Naamani/dpa/picture-alliance)

Mass expropriation in Syria

How Assad is preventing the return of refugees

Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

Armenia, Azerbaijan – and Nagorno-Karabakh

“Germany is pretending not to see or hear“

The fighting for Shusha could be observed from the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, Stepakanert (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Refusing to be sucked in

Russia and Turkey keep powder dry in Nagorno-Karabakh

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