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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…

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…

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, President Hassan Rouhani and Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov attend the opening session of a two-day conference of the Economic Cooperation Organization. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

After Sanctions, Iran's Growing Role in the Caucasus

With the end of sanctions on Iran, Russia will have more competition in the Caucasus region. Read more…