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  • Is the world 'deglobalizing'?

    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.

  • Has Putin achieved his goal in Ukraine?

    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.

  • 3 factors fueling the gold rally: Morgan Gold

    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.

  • Caution on Russian equities: Pro

    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.

  • Major sanctions on Russia are 'unlikely': INSEAD

    Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, says it is unlikely that the West will impose hard-hitting economic sanctions upon Russia.

  • Strong country must have strong economy: Laffer

    Arthur Laffer, chairman of Laffer Associates, explains why he believes our economic weakness has helped Vladimir Putin move into Crimea.

  • Obama rallies European allies

    President Obama called on Europe to diversify its energy sources. CNBC's John Harwood reports.

  • President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels on March 26, 2014.

    Are the tough and somewhat unexpected comments from President Obama a reason to rethink your holdings?

  • President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Oval Office on March 3, 2014.

    Obama tells the EU to take politically difficult steps to develop their own resources tor reduce reliance on Russia.

  • Obama: EU needs to diversify energy sources

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama stressed the need for the EU to diversify its energy sources.

  • Punishing Putin's power play

    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.

  • Back in the USSR

    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.

  • EU wants US gas

    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.

  • Russian businesses 'seeing some pain': Pro

    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.

  • US power vacuum creates new risks: Pro

    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.

  • Could Ukraine-Russia standoff hurt Germany?

    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.

  • Russia issue has potential for contagion: Marsh

    Evan Freely, MD & Global Leader, Credit & Political Risk Practice at Marsh, discusses the probability of Russia sparking a credit contagion.

  • Gov. Perry: Putin does not fear US

    Governor Rick Perry, (R-Texas), shares strategy for Crimea and discusses foreign policy and the energy boom.

  • Pres. Obama efforts international support in Europe

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's news conference today in the Netherlands regarding current situations in Ukraine.

  • A unit claiming to Cossack and other citizen pro-Russian volunteers arrive to take up position outside a Ukrainian miltary base where heavliy-armed unidentifed soldiers have surrounded Ukrainian soldiers inside as Russian flag flies behind in Crimea on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine.

    In the U.S. there may be appetite for clamping down on Russian aggression. In Germany, though, the clamor is decidedly more subdued.