Russia may divide the West and offer Europe a chance for euro reserve currency status.
The Iranians are playing for time; for Europe, the result could be momentous.
EU intends to send 800 soldiers, while deepening its trade relationship with other African states.
Germany responds to Eastern Europe’s calls for help.
Meanwhile, ex-generals call for Germany to beef up its army.
Moscow’s relationship with Tehran gives it critical leverage over America and Europe.
The ex-Soviet state may find itself back under Russia’s grasp.
The ‘reddest of red carpets’ is rolled out for Chancellor Angela Merkel.