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Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (L) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a signing ceremony at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on Feb. 25. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Amid Sanctions Battle, Russia Courts Cyprus

A recent meet-up between the Cypriot and Russian presidents highlights Cyprus' ongoing need to balance between Russia and the West.

EU Commissioner of Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete (R) and EU Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic (L) speak at EU headquarters in Brussels on Feb. 25. (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

The European Commission Unveils Its Energy Union Plan

National interests will dilute the EU proposals, but the plan will reduce Russia's influence in European energy markets.

Thousands of armed Yemeni tribal members prepare to mobilize in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa on Feb. 23. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A Two State Outcome Would Not Solve Yemen's Problems

A burgeoning civil war and looming economic troubles are just some of Yemen's problems.