- The hum of US drones is becoming more familiar over African skies as US military presence increases on the continent.
- Russia has doubled the number of its battalions near the Ukrainian border and could launch a cross-border incursion with little or no warning.
- The New Yorker considers the experience of the US ambassador to Russia and how he saw the promise of democracy come and fade.
- Ben Judah takes a look inside the bullet-proof bubble of Vladimir Putin, the “latter-day dictator”.
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