Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, says that the markets are struggling to interpret the situation in Ukraine and advises avoiding investing in Russia.
Alexander Branis, chief investment advisor at Prosperity Capital Management, says further sanctions on Russia are unlikely as the economic damage to the EU is already being felt.
Morris Reid, managing director of Mercury, says U.S. President Barack Obama has "waffled" over the country's policy on terrorism which has allowed the rise of the Islamic State.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IdeaGlobal, and Morris Reid, managing director of Mercury, discuss whether markets have baked in the price of economic sanctions on Europe.
Johannes Benigni, Founder & Managing Director at JBC Energy, explains why the stepping down of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is unlikely to be an immediate solution to the Iraq crisis.
Will Pomeranz, Deputy Director of the Kennan Institute at The Wilson Center, says the risk of an escalation remains in Ukraine despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's softer tone on Thursday.
CNBC's Bob Pisani explains how Vladimir Putin impacted trading activity today.
Stocks rose Thursday on comments by Vladimir Putin. Jeffrey Mankoff, CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program, and Jon Najarian, Optionmonster.com, provide perspective to the activity.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports on S&P 500 stocks with European exposure; and Dominic Chu reports which emerging markets rely on developed markets.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to how the global market reacted to a weak German GDP number, and other bad data.
Samuel Greene, founding director of the Russia Institute at King's College London, says Russia is trying to accomplish several contradictory missions at once with its aid convoy to the Ukraine.
In annexed Crimea, Putin says Russia would do its utmost to stop the bloodshed in Ukraine, where forces are fighting a pro-Russian rebellion in the east.
Activists hacked the Twitter account of the Russian Prime Minister on Thursday to announce he was resigning from government.
The Middle East and other oil-producing countries are hotbeds of instability. So why is oil falling instead of rising?
Nina Khrushcheva, The New School associate professor, discusses Russia's offer of humanitarian aid for Ukraine and whether it's an incursion plan by President Putin. I don't think Putin wants to invade, says Khrushcheva.
Ukraine has called Russia's dispatch of an aid convoy a "cynical act designed to fan a pro-Russian rebellion. David Adesnik, American Enterprise Institute, talks about Putin's likely next move.
Shweta Singh, senior economist at Lombard Street Research, discusses which emerging markets are the most at risk from Russian exposure and says it¿s mostly related to energy imports.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, discusses Ukraine's options as Gazprom demands money for unpaid bills.
Giacomo Baizini, CFO at Evraz, says it is "more challenging" for Russian companies to raise capital from abroad after the group raised $425 million from Western banks.
Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, discusses consumer spending and how German GDP could impact the U.S. trade.