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The crisis in Ukraine illustrates the limited institutional mechanisms available for dealing with regional conflicts, which matters greatly for Asia, writes CFR's Alyssa Ayres.
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The Ukraine crisis has spurred calls for ramping up U.S. liquefied natural gas exports to Europe, but lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports might help put more pressure on Russia, writes CFR's Meghan L. O'Sullivan.
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A decisive U.S. response to Russian provocation in Ukraine could create new opportunities for the United States to make headway on a number of fronts in the Middle East, says expert Dennis Ross.
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The recent capture of one of Mexico's most notorious drug kingpins highlights the country's ongoing struggle to combat the cartels and quell violence against citizens. This Backgrounder outlines Mexico's drug eradication efforts.
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