Although both countries claim the military exercises are simply for practice, some wonder if the old dispute is again flaring.
'Lapistan,' where NATO is conducting war games, is fictional. But the exercises are testing real-life relations with the Russians as well as the indigenous Sami people.
Bickering and divisiveness among democrats within former Soviet states could lead to authoritarian, anti-Western rule.
Some 36,000 officers are expected to be cut this year and many Soviet-era 'phantom divisions' eliminated. But will the economic crisis undercut reforms?
Israel's image abroad is a bit tattered. Can Eurovision come to the rescue?
The country is feeling unusually cheerful as it claims top spots in beauty, talent, and sports competitions.
At Prague summit today, EU leaders seek stronger ties with six former Soviet republics.
Could this be the end of the brief thaw between Russia and NATO?