Russia: superpower or proxy? Kevin Sullivan comments on Russia’s expanded military role in Syria.

Is Russia’s Syria intervention a “blessing in disguise” for the U.S.? Michael Cohen considers how the U.S. might benefit from Russia’s deeper involvement in the conflict.

South Sudan, forgotten but still in turmoil. Matt Purple describes the current state of the country’s civil war.

How Catalan survived. Irene Boada explains how the regional language has persisted despite having been actively opposed by the Spanish government for decades.