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Gold coins of different denominations produced by the Georgian national bank in Tbilisi. (VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

How Currency Woes Undermine Georgia, Moldova

In Georgia and Moldova, economic headwinds spell trouble both at home and beyond their borders. Read more…

Russian soldiers march during a rehearsal of the Victory Day Parade in Moscow late on May 5, 2014. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Weighs the Cost

Before deciding how — and whether — to take overt action in Ukraine, Russia must consider which option would meet Moscow's geopolitical imperatives. Read more…

Approximately 150 U.S. troops, as well as another 450 destined for the three Baltic states, prepare for bilateral military exercises in Poland in 2014 . (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

What the West Could Do

Air superiority would be crucial to any Western response if Russia should invade Ukraine. Read more…