The former Soviet-occupied territory struggles with an influx of refugees and a difficult economy that's just now coming around. Meanwhile, government interference in the banking system has created distrust within the EU. Will things improve?
Just half a century ago, the two nations were at odds and on the brink of nuclear war, but today they hold joint military exercises. What's changed?
Bribery and corruption have become so commonplace in Vladimir Putin's Russia that one economist said it's "not a problem but a business." How did things get so bad?
A 2015 poll found that more than 80 percent of Russians have negative opinions about the United States. What gives? The answer is wrapped in a long history of tension between the two countries.
Since its creation in 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has had a major influence on international defense and geopolitics. So, with its 28 member countries, how powerful is NATO?
Ever mindful of their touchy history living under the thumb of the Soviet Union, do the Baltic states have anything to fear from modern-day Russia?
The news in recent times has been littered with stories of Russian military vehicles -- literally hundreds of times -- venturing into the sovereign territory of other nations. What's motivating the hub of the former Soviet Union to make such moves?
The Berlin Wall is gone, and so is the Soviet Union. But Russia is still a pretty big country, a country with nukes and, it seems, a bit of an attitude in recent years.