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Trouble Brews in Europe's Borderlands

Jun 27, 2017 | 11:36 GMT
From the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea, heightened tensions between Russia and the West will be on full display.
Now that the United States is increasing the pressure on Moscow, and the European Union has resolved to keep its sanctions in place, Russia has little incentive to compromise in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. In fact, the fighting may keep escalating.
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The standoff between Russia and the West shows no signs of dissipating anytime soon. Tensions have flared between the United States and Russia in recent weeks. Moscow, for example, pulled out of a deconfliction agreement with Washington in Syria and prepared counter-sanctions against the United States. The European Union voted...

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