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A vendor sells vegetables in Stavropol on Dec. 19, 2014. (DANIL SEMYONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Russia's Import Ban Has Mostly Failed

The measure has not really affected Western states, but it has done some damage elsewhere. Read more…

Lessons From a Tragic Kidnapping in Germany

Even amateurs can kidnap vulnerable targets, making safeguards and situational awareness key. Read more…

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A New Pipeline Feeds Turkey's Greater Ambitions

TurkStream will play into Ankara's goal of becoming a key energy transit hub at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Read more…