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A pro-Russia rebel walks through a destroyed mine complex in Yenakievo, eastern Ukraine, March 7. (Photo by ANDREW BURTON/Getty Images)

In Ukraine, Rogue Elements Defy Kiev and Separatists Alike

Kiev will try to control its volunteer fighters while separatist leaders target pro-Russia fighters not directly under their command. Read more…

For a U.S.-Iran Deal, Obstacles Are Surmountable

Political maneuvering in the United States and Israel will make it difficult for the U.S. Congress and Russia to spoil an eventual Iranian nuclear deal. Read more…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens to his Russian President Vladimir Putin during a joint news conference in Ankara in December. (ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

As Russia Weakens, Turkey Grows Assertive

Low energy prices and a weak economy have made it harder for Moscow to placate Turkey, and made Ankara more willing to meddle in the region. Read more…