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A Russian SS-27 Mod 2 thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile launcher sits at a base in Teykovo in 2011. (ANDREY SMIRNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S., Russia: A Nuclear Treaty Shows Weaknesses

Russia and the United States see the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty as a constraint and could benefit from ending the agreement.

A Russian ruble coin is pictured in front of the Kremlin in central Moscow on Nov. 20. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's Economic Crisis Reveals Fault Lines

Recent economic instability is increasing pressure on the Russian people and highlighting divisions within the government.

An armed supporter of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk mans a checkpoint in the city of Horlivka near Donetsk on Dec. 13. (VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The Guns of Donetsk Have Gone Quiet

A newly reinforced cease-fire in eastern Ukraine could allow political negotiations to continue, but talks over the future of Ukraine still face obstacles.