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Without Orders, Ukrainian Troops Are Anchorless In Crimea

As Russia has consolidated its control over Crimea, the Ukrainian government in Kiev has sent mixed messages. Many troops on the ground are feeling increasingly abandoned, with no clear orders at all.
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Putin's Perspective Abroad Swayed By Quest For Popularity At Home

Lilia Shevtsova of the Carnegie Moscow Center explains what motivated Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek the annexation of Crimea, as well was what may come next in the unrest.
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Two Answers To The Crimean Question: How Should The U.S. Respond?

For more on how the U.S. should respond to the turmoil in Ukraine, Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen Hadley, George W. Bush's former national security adviser, and Strobe Talbott, the former ambassador-at-large to the newly independent states of the dissolved Soviet Union.
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So You Want To Evade Your Country's Twitter Ban? A Workaround

Governments can block sites that they deem dangerous, and for Turkey, that now includes Twitter. How does it work? And how are Turkish residents using it anyway?
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Former White House Official: Putin Wants 'New Russian Empire'

Former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley tell NPR that the U.S. and EU must stick together on sanctions.
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Can Europe Wean Itself Off Russian Gas?

Europe has been trying to reduce its energy dependence on Russia for years. The crisis in Crimea has given the effort a greater sense of urgency.
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Thai Court Throws Out Election, Thrusting Country Back Into Limbo

The country's constitutional court says the opposition's boycott of the election, which prevented voting in some constituencies, invalidates the results.
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Egyptian Women Want To Be Recognized In Revolution

Egyptians are still fighting to shape their country's future. Activist Maissan Hassan talks about trying to secure the place of Egyptian women in the history of the Arab Spring.
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Feathers Fly As Top Turkish Officials Square Off Over Twitter Ban

After Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan moved to shut down the social media service to quiet opposition, the country's president tweeted his objection to the ban.
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Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea

As the new government in Kiev was initialing a pact with the European Union on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin was signing legislation to complete the annexation of Crimea.

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