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A man walks past a board of foreign currency rates against the ruble in Moscow on Jan. 15. (VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Has Few Options for Turning Its Economy Around

Pressure is mounting for the central bank to solve the country's deepening economic crisis, but its choices for effecting change are limited. Read more…

A man looks at the mountains from the Gandzasar Monastery in Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh separatist region. (BRENDAN HOFFMAN/Getty Images)

In the Azerbaijan-Armenia Conflict, a Small Mountain Outpost Can Make a Big Difference

Nagorno-Karabakh is not the only area that bears watching on the two countries' volatile border. Read more…

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk delivers a speech in Kiev on Dec. 29, 2015. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine: What Happens in the East Starts in Kiev

A major political reshuffle in Kiev is all but inevitable, complicating Ukraine's position in the broader competition between Russia and the West. Read more…