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EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks about the Russian energy company Gazprom in Brussels on April 22. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

EU Antitrust Charges Open New Front Against Gazprom

The Russian energy giant's influence is weakening in Europe and at home. Read more…

The Mechanics of NATO's Collective Self-Defense

The North Atlantic Treaty sets the stage for collective self-defense, but intended weaknesses in the language of the treaty and the procedural mechanics behind it cause intervention to be defined by individual interests. Read more…

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. Read more…