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Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group president & CEO, shares his thoughts on U.S. foreign policy towards Russia. I think we are going to learn a very bad lesson from this, says Lindsey.
Concerns that the crisis in Crimea could hit Russia's economic prospects were raised this week by the World Bank and the country's economy minister.
Geoff Dennis, UBS head of GEM strategy, discusses whether investors should steer clear of investing in Russia. We are recommending a neutral position there but are more inclined to sell than to buy, says Dennis.
Brad McMillan, CIO at Commonwealth Financial, says that Russia disconnecting itself from the global economy is part of a growing trend of countries emphasizing their own interests.
Sam Greene, founding director of King's Russia Institute, discusses Russia's ambitions in Ukraine and whether the country's president Vladimir Putin has further plans for expansion.
Geopolitical risks, continued tapering in the U.S. and soaring demand for physical gold in Asia will sustain the rally in gold prices, says Edmund Moy, Chief Strategist at Morgan Gold.
Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, says Russian equities could see further weakness if the situation escalates in the Crimean peninsula.
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, says it is unlikely that the West will impose hard-hitting economic sanctions upon Russia.
Arthur Laffer, chairman of Laffer Associates, explains why he believes our economic weakness has helped Vladimir Putin move into Crimea.
President Obama called on Europe to diversify its energy sources. CNBC's John Harwood reports.
Are the tough and somewhat unexpected comments from President Obama a reason to rethink your holdings?
Obama tells the EU to take politically difficult steps to develop their own resources tor reduce reliance on Russia.
CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama stressed the need for the EU to diversify its energy sources.
Andrew Kuchins, CSIS Russia & Eurasia program director, shares his thoughts on Putin's power play. I don't expect to see thousands of troops coming into Ukraine, but I do think there will be further destabilization in the Eastern part of the country, says Kuchin.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at the big divide within Ukraine over Mother Russia and the deep economic ties of former Soviet Republics.
Sanctions are in place and tensions remain high as G-7 leaders meet to discuss Russia's power grab in the Ukraine and the possibility of relaxing current gas export rules to the EU from the U.S., reports CNBC's Annette Weisbach.
Philip Uglow, chief economist at MNI, says that business confidence in Russia dipped in March, fueled by events in Ukraine and a big fall in exports number.
David Murrin, author of 'Breaking The Code of History' and CEO of Emergent Asset Management, says that events in Ukraine reveal the "decline of the West" and the power vacuum left by the U.S.
As long as Ukraine's instability remains contained within the Crimean peninsula, the impact on Germany's economy should be limited, says Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank.
Evan Freely, MD & Global Leader, Credit & Political Risk Practice at Marsh, discusses the probability of Russia sparking a credit contagion.