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Tens of thousands of Moldovans rally in the capital Chisinau on Sept. 6. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

How Unrest in Moldova Is Different This Time

The country, important in the Russia-West competition, is no stranger to political upheaval, but there are signs recent dissension could be particularly destabilizing. Read more…


Nord Stream II: A Divisive Pipeline

Until Europe fully integrates its natural gas market, the Continent will remain split over Russia's latest Nord Stream project. Read more…

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, on June 18, 2012. (ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty)

Analytic Guidance: What the U.S.-Russia Talks on Syria Portend

A Sept. 28 meeting between the two countries' leaders could bring compromise on Syria — and on other issues of concern to Moscow. Read more…