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A man looks at electricity supply meters at a house in Simferopol, Crimea, on Nov. 22. (MAX VETROV/AFP/Getty Images)

Analytical Guidance: Crimea Loses Its Electricity

An apparent attack on electricity infrastructure has left most of the peninsula without power at a politically sensitive time for Moscow and Kiev. Read more…

Russian lawmakers at a joint meeting of the two chambers of Russia's legislature in Moscow on Nov. 20. (VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Rethinks How It Handles Terrorism

An extraordinary session of the State Duma in Moscow highlights the emphasis being placed on countering terrorist threats in 2016. Read more…

Ukrainian military vehicles carry mortars in the Donetsk region on Nov. 7 before a weapons withdrawal. (ALEKSEY FILIPPOV/AFP/Getty Images)

In Ukraine, Separatists Are Running Out of Reasons Not to Fight

Weapons are returning to the front lines as hope fades for the Minsk agreement's immediate implementation. Read more…