Andrew Kuchins

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of The Russia Balance Sheet

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The price of oil and economic sanctions have panicky Russian consumers rushing to buy whatever they can as the ruble loses its value, but at today's three-hour, end-of-the-year news…

Russia's Currency Crisis

The price of oil and economic sanctions have panicky Russian consumers rushing to buy whatever they can as the ruble loses its value, but at today's three-hour, end-of-the-year news…

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Yesterday, as bloody violence continued to increase in Ukrainian cities, Germany's foreign minister warned that the country was on the "threshold of war."

Is Vladimir Putin Changing the Game in Ukraine?

Yesterday, as bloody violence continued to increase in Ukrainian cities, Germany's foreign minister warned that the country was on the "threshold of war."

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Russia accuses Ukraine's new pro-western government of causing "chaos" in the eastern part of the country, and pro-Russian forces stormed a number of Ukrainian military bases in the…

Russians Move into Crimea as Diplomacy Continues

Russia accuses Ukraine's new pro-western government of causing "chaos" in the eastern part of the country, and pro-Russian forces stormed a number of Ukrainian military bases in the…

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