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    Russia’s mixed signals on eastern Ukraine
    Feb18

    Russia’s mixed signals on eastern Ukraine

    One of the most dangerous elements of Ukraine’s nearly two-year-old conflict remains the unpredictability of its neighbour Russia’s tactics. Despite repeated expressions of support for the Minsk peace process and recognition of Ukraine’s sovereignty over the separatist Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR, LNR),...

    Ukraine: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk remains in power
    Feb18

    Ukraine: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk remains in power

    In the evening of 16 February, the Ukrainian parliament failed to pass a vote of no confidence in the government of PM Arseniy Yatseniuk. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Foreign Tourists Flock to Ruble-Weak Russia
    Feb18

    Foreign Tourists Flock to Ruble-Weak Russia

    The number of foreign visitors is expected to soar in the summer as foreigners take advantage of the weakness of the Russian currency. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Sues Ukraine for $3bn in Unpaid Loans
    Feb18

    Russia Sues Ukraine for $3bn in Unpaid Loans

    The legal move is the latest dispute between the two countries to reach European courts following unsuccessful attempts to agree on debt restructuring. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Cyberspace: new arena for geopolitical rivalry
    Feb18

    Cyberspace: new arena for geopolitical rivalry

    The Russia-Ukraine/U.S. geopolitical rivalry in Europe is now spilling onto a new battlefront—cyber space and critical infrastructure. On February 12, Ukraine’s energy and coal industry ministry hinted that Russia was responsible for a series of cyber attacks against the country’s electricity distribution network when saboteurs hacked...

    India: shaping economic multilateralism
    Feb18

    India: shaping economic multilateralism

    In the last few years, India has made rapid strides in deepening its commitment to the multilateral community: it has co-created new multilateral banks such as the BRICS NDB and AIIB;[1] elevated its involvement in geoeconomic forums, including the G20 and FSB;[2] and reconfigured its engagement with the three Bretton Woods institutions, namely...

    The Odessa Project
    Feb18

    The Odessa Project

    Mikheil Saakashvili, governor of Odessa, promised to make the region a “showcase of reform.” He has yet to make good on that promise. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    The Meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, and Its Political Significance for Ukraine and Russia
    Feb18

    The Meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, and Its Political Significance for Ukraine and Russia

    The meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, which took place on 12 February in Havana, has a special religious and political meaning. Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill signed a joint statement in which they referred, among other things, to current events in the world, mainly to conflicts in the Middle East and...

    Russia should participate in the Minsk Agreements as a party to the conflict
    Feb18

    Russia should participate in the Minsk Agreements as a party to the conflict

    It has been a year since on 12 February 2015, the presidents of Ukraine and Russia Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin together with President of France Francois Hollande and Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in the so-called Normandy format, in the capital of Belarus, agreed on a set of measures for the conflict resolution and ceasefire in...

    Russia’s Moves to Gain Dominance in the Black Sea
    Feb18

    Russia’s Moves to Gain Dominance in the Black Sea

    Maksym Bugriy, a research fellow of foreign relations and international security programmes at the Razumkov Centre, has contributed to the Eurasia Daily Monitor published by the Jamestown Foundation on the Ukrainian-Russian disputes over offshore gas and oil fields in the Black Sea. Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 32....

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