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  • Putin's Ukraine game

    Ukraine said there was a cease-fire until the Kremlin said not quite. CNBC's Dina Gusovsky discusses the communication disconnect and Putin's strategy ahead of the NATO summit.

  • Ukraine retracts cease-fire

    Both Ukraine and Russia are backing away from an earlier announcement that a cease-fire had been reached. NBC's Jim Maceda reports the details.

  • Kim Jong Un

    Reports say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's slush fund manager attempted to defect with $5 million, according to the Global Post.

  • Computer hacker cyber crime

    Hackers may have stolen credit data from Home Depot, according to Krebs Blog. David Kennedy, TrustedSec CEO, compares the potential attack to Target's data breach, what may have happened with the leaked celebrity photos, and discusses an increase in attack from Russian hackers.

  • Russian sanctions having 'real effect': Obama

    U.S. President, Barack Obama, says the international community will continue to support Ukraine and that the sanctions imposed on Russia have had "a real effect".

  • Russia doesn't want to be seen as aggressor: Pro

    Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital and Larry Hatheway, chief economist at UBS Investment Bank, discuss the latest developments in the Ukrainian crisis.

  • World suffering from 'global political vacuum': Pro

    Simon Quijano-Evans, head of emerging markets research at Commerzbank, discusses Barack Obama and NATO's position on the Ukrianian crisis.

  • Reduction of hostility is good news: Pro

    Tim Condon, head of research for Asia at ING Financial Markets, comments on the bounce in risk assets following reports of a ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia and on Putin's strategy in Asia.

  • What can NATO do in Ukraine?

    Edward Hunt, senior defence consultant at IHS Jane's, discusses the upcoming NATO meeting in Wales and says the Ukrainian crisis is very complicated as it doesn't fall under the organisation's charter.

  • How the US is stepping up on energy security

    Speaking to CNBC at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, Dan Poneman, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, discusses the progress America has made in energy security.

  • Putin's justification for Ukraine

    Discussing Vladimir Putin's endgame in Ukraine, with Nina Khrushcheva, The New School. Khrushcheva says Putin did not want to invade Ukraine but he wanted to destabilize it, and he has effectively done that.

  • Russia wants to secure Ukraine's neutrality: Pro

    Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, discusses whether NATO could find a resolution to the Ukrainian crisis and highlights that Ukraine is "a very divided country".

  • Biggest geopolitical risks that could hit your money

    CNBC's Samantha Loring looks at the geopolitical hotspots that could escalate and affect investments.

  • Don't brush off geopolitics just yet: ANZ

    To overlook geopolitical events would be short-sightedness as ongoing tensions could still result in supply disruptions, says Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ.

  • Tracking the impact of rising geopolitics

    In conjunction with "The World's Biggest Risks" special report, CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar examines the impact of rising geopolitical tensions around the world.

  • Russia: Stocks are 'ridiculously' cheap

    Joseph Dayan, managing director and head of markets at BCS Financial Group, says that Russian equity valuations are at "ridiculous levels."

  •  West must not be weak: Ex UK Army chief

    Sir Richard Dannatt, former head of the British Army, says that the U.S. and the West need to "exercise leadership" and take a strong stance against Russia's actions in Ukraine.

  • Russia unlikely to impact oil supply: Pro

    Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, says the Ukrainian crisis should have little impact on oil supply, but highlights that oil prices could respond to other geopolitical risks.

  • Car sales: France and Italy 'pretty sluggish'

    Arndt Ellinghorst, head of automotive research at ISI Group, comments on European car sales - including in sanctions-hit Russia - and says the future of automobile "will be electric".

  • West 'sleep-walking' through Ukraine crisis: Pro

    Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank, says the West and markets are "sleep-walking through the Ukraine crisis" and ignoring the ongoing "full-scale war".