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Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend an international ceremony in France. (SEAN GALLUP/Getty Images)

Germany and the Russia-West Standoff

The conflict in Ukraine has forced Berlin to become more involved in the former Soviet periphery, but Germany's actions will remain constrained. Read more…


Geopolitical Calendar: Week of April 27, 2015

This is an internal Stratfor document listing significant meetings and events for the next week. Read more…

Andorra la Vella, the capital of the principality of Andorra, resides in the east Pyrenees. (DAVID RAMOS/Getty Images)

The Condition of Europe's Curious Microstates

On a continent known for competing states and tumultuous conflict, a handful of tiny nations have managed to survive through astute maneuvering and favorable geography. Read more…