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  • Putin trying to intimidate US & NATO: Expert  Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    Discussing Putin's logic and what's behind today's buildup of Russian troops outside the borders of Ukraine, with Heather Conley, Center for Strategic and International Studies director, and Reva Bhalla, Stratfor VP global analysis.

  • Ukraine requests military assistance  Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Russian troops may be amassing outside the border of Ukraine.

  • Sanctions won't change Russian behavior: Expert  Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    Former President of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick discusses if U.S. sanctions against Russia are really hurting Vladimir Putin and if it's enough to keep him from escalating the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Will sanctions be enough to stop Putin?  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 9:17 PM ET

    Adam Ereli, Vice Chairman, Washington D.C. at Mercury, explains why he isn't very optimistic about diplomatic solutions in the Russia-Ukraine standoff.

  • Obama imposes sanctions on 11 Russians  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses who will be affected by the sanctions President Obama placed on Russia.

  • Navy SEALs raid oil tanker  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    U.S. Navy SEALs boarded and took command of an oil tanker that was seized by three armed men at a Libyan port, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • 'What's up with this world?': Ukraine PM  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Ukraine would rather have a diplomatic solution to the crisis with Russia but will defend itself if provoked further, says Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian prime minister.

  • US may impose further sanctions: Javers  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reacts to President Obama's move to authorize a "very tough" set of sanctions on Russia.

  • Russian sanctions eyed as Crimea referendum approaches Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:15 PM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers stand inside a Ukrainian military base as unidentified heavily armed soldiers stand outside, March 3, 2014, in Perevalne, Ukraine.

    Moscow shipped more troops and armor into Crimea on Friday, showing no sign of bowing to Western demands to pull back.

  • Russia vs Ukraine: 'No contest' if fighting starts Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 3:45 PM ET
    Russian armored personnel carriers reported to be heading to Simferopol of Crimea, Ukraine.

    When it comes to the conflict over Crimea, Ukraine has few if any military options.

  • Russia vs Ukraine: No contest  Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports that despite intense diplomatic discussions, Russia continues to infiltrate Crimea. Peter Felstead, Jane's Defence, breaks down the size differential and defense budgets of the Russian and Ukrainian militaries.

  • Impact of economic sanctions on Russia  Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:09 PM ET

    Discussing how economic sanctions imposed on Russian banks could damage the Russian economy, with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia.

  • Discussing Crimea's referendum to join Russia and if it can be stopped, with former White House National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, and Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia.

  • Big escalation in Crimea  Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    Tensions escalate in Crimea as they ready to take a vote on whether to become part of Russia, reports NBC's Ian Williams with the latest from the region.

  • Pres. Obama: Seek just outcome for Ukrainian people  Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    President Barack Obama says he has signed an executive order that authorizes sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

  • Discussing if Russian president Vladimir Putin has begun to soften his position on Ukraine, with Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia; John Herbst former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine; and Charles Dallara, Partners Group managing director,

  • Billions of Ukraine aid to land in Russia?  Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    The U.S. and EU are readying funds to support Ukraine. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera explains how those funds could end up in Russia.

  • Harwood: On a diplomatic track for now  Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reacts to Secretary of State John Kerry's comments on the Ukrainian crisis.

  • Sec. Kerry: Hope ideas lead to de-escalation  Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry discusses the parameters of his discussions with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry has agreed to continue discussions to help stabilize and overcome the crisis in Ukraine. Kerry also commented on Lebanon saying the U.S. is deeply concerned about security and sovereignty of the people of Lebanon.