The latest news on Russia
Moscow lays down its political markers but doesn't want to upset business cooperation.
He inherits a deeply troubled foreign policy legacy from the Bush administration.
Planned naval exercises with Venezuela, plus big energy deals, get Washington's notice.
Finance, global troubles lead the way.
Stock market volatility leads to frequent trading halts as foreign investors bail out.
As the ice melts, national rivalries heat up over oil and gas deposits and shipping routes.
The gunshot death of a Web journalist heightens alarm about efforts to muzzle dissent on the Internet.
Pols with real foreign policy experience understand that words matter in foreign affairs.
Diplomatic talks highlight the strain in relations over the Crimea region.