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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.

With Ruble in Free Fall, the U.S. Pushes Putin to the Edge

A Russian collapse may have serious unintended consequences.


Viewing Russia From the Inside

A visit to Moscow revealed Russians' reactions to economic adversity and their perspective on actions in Ukraine.