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Is a Strong Ruble Enough to Save Russia's Faltering Economy?

Russia’s currency had a record-breaking April, but good news for the broader Russian economy will be harder to find.

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Ruble on the Rebound

Russia’s currency has strengthened more than any other this year. What does that mean for the West’s plan to pressure Moscow out of Ukraine?

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Russia Lifts Ban on Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Iran

The sale of the S-300 missile system could pave the way for further arms sales to the Islamic Republic.

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We asked scholars if they think the Iran nuke deal will help save the Middle East

We asked scholars if they think the Iran nuke deal will help save Mideast relationships or put them on the rocks.

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The Sanctions Two-Step

Since the remarkable news from last week about a preliminary framework for a deal to rein in the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the ...

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Busting Myths About the Latest U.S. Sanctions on Venezuelans

A few weeks ago, the United States imposed economic sanctions and travel restrictions on seven Venezuelan government officials. They were singled out for allegedly participating ...

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Obama Opens New Front in Cyberwar With Fresh Sanctions Framework

A new sanctions framework hands the president broad power to retaliate against cyberthreats.

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Have U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Actually Helped Maduro?

When President Obama announced human rights sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials on March 9, a number of Latin Americanists and others criticized the measure, arguing that the ...

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A Dummy’s Guide to a Possible Nuclear Deal With Iran

The key issues at play as negotiators race toward an agreement.

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