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U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and Latvian President Andris Berzins in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Aug. 30, 2013. (Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Poland, Baltic States Will Continue to Promote Ukraine's Western Ties

Poland and the Baltic countries will play an important role in the evolving standoff between Russia and the West in Ukraine, though they will face constraints.

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Seeking the Future of Europe in the Ancient Hanseatic League

Germany's legacy of trade ensured its success within Europe, but that same legacy is now threatening to tear apart the European Union.

The first LNG terminal enters into the port of Klaipeda on Oct. 27. (PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Lithuania Courts Belarus With Economic Incentives

Past efforts to turn Minsk away from Russia and toward Europe have failed, but regional players hope economic and energy factors will encourage greater interest.