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A worker welds together pieces of the South Stream pipeline in 2013. (ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Europe and Russia After South Stream

The pipeline project has been laid to rest but both sides are already considering replacements.

Russia Keeps a Wary Eye on the Trans-Caspian Pipeline

Moscow has again expressed its disapproval of the project, which would circumvent Russia's natural gas supplies and transport network.

Downing of an Armenian Helicopter Stokes Tensions in an Old Conflict

Azerbaijani forces shot down the helicopter, creating a slew of questions about the countries' frozen rivalry.