Who is Aleksandr Dugin and why has he been dubbed ‘Putin’s brain’?

The death of pro-Kremlin TV commentator Daria Dugina in a suspected car bomb near Moscow on Sunday immediately prompted speculation that the intended target of the attack may have been her father. Aleksandr Dugin is a prominent ultranationalist philosopher and writer who advocates a vast new Russian empire and is a vehement…

UN chief slams ‘greed’ and ‘outrageous profits’ of big oil and gas

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres sharply denounced the “greed” of big oil and gas companies that are making “outrageous” profits on the backs of some of the world’s poorest people.  Guterres said the crisis was caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and called on national governments to tax the companies’…