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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 Refocuses on the Middle East

Russia's diplomatic activities in the region have less to do with bilateral relations than with keeping the United States preoccupied.

A construction worker stands in front of two giant pipes arranged to be welded together near the Serbian village of Sajkas on Nov. 24, 2013. (ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's South Stream Decision Changes Regional Dynamics

By backing out of the planned natural gas pipeline, Moscow has altered political and energy relationships involving Russia, Turkey and Europe.