Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during the closing ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on March 16, 2014. (Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
Russia's annexation of Crimea is complete, but the same cannot be said for Russian President Vladimir Putin's expansionist plans. Putin now knows that the West is not prepared to directly challenge Russia, and he is weighing a range of options in the region and as far afield as the Middle East.
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