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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…

People walk past a monument celebrating the Soviet victory over the German army in Tiraspol, Moldova, in April 2014. (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Moldova: The Outsize Significance of a Small Country

Like neighboring Ukraine, Moldova is being torn apart in the conflict between Russia and the West. Read more…


In Ukraine, an Opportunity for Progress Between Russia and the West

Both sides apparently want to break out of their diplomatic stalemate on Ukraine, but a deal could prove elusive. Read more…