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    Watch List: Jan. 29, 2018
    Jan31

    Watch List: Jan. 29, 2018

    The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance. Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our...

    The Castle Shakes, But Doesn’t Move
    Jan31

    The Castle Shakes, But Doesn’t Move

    Over the past few weeks, the Czech Republic got their chance at hearing how the EU institutions can help or harm them with future plans of integration, issues relating to immigration and several spurious stories surrounding the Pro-EU candidate Jiří Drahoš. While the fake news did most likely have some impact, Drahoš was an inexperienced...

    Ukraine’s Youth: Politically Disinterested and Low Trust in the EU
    Jan31

    Ukraine’s Youth: Politically Disinterested and Low Trust in the EU

    The political apathy of Ukraine’s youth should come as a warning, especially at a moment when those in government are putting personal interests ahead of the country’s reform agenda. …read more Source: Carnegie...

    How the European Union Became Divided on Russia
    Jan31

    How the European Union Became Divided on Russia

    Originally produced on Jan. 22, 2018 for Mauldin Economics, LLC By Xander Snyder Last week, the prime ministers of Hungary and Bulgaria criticized EU policy toward Russia for being too harsh. The European Union imposed sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine, but Hungary and Bulgaria are concerned that the...

    How to Use and Interpret Data from Strava’s Activity Map
    Jan31

    How to Use and Interpret Data from Strava’s Activity Map

    Recently, the fitness app Strava published a “heatmap” of trillion of data points visualizing the information of users who submitted or synchronized their fitness activity to their servers. This data includes both fitness information recorded directly on the fitness app and data synchronized with the app from a number of physical fitness...

    Armenia is Rethinking Relations with Russia
    Jan31

    Armenia is Rethinking Relations with Russia

    Russia / Europe Over the past few years, Armenia has faced a string of internal and foreign policy challenges. The wide-reaching referendum vote back in 2015 in favor of constitutional change means that Armenia’s time as a semi-presidential republic is over. According to its new constitution, the country is now a parliamentary republic. The...

    US Allies Should Back President Trump
    Jan31

    US Allies Should Back President Trump

    Donald Trump, photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr CCBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 726, January 28, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Donald J. Trump is facing unprecedented criticism one year into his term as president of the world’s greatest power. The allies of the US can assist him by making clear how much he has advanced American foreign...

    Why Ukraine should become a Balkan country
    Jan31

    Why Ukraine should become a Balkan country

    Ukrainian politicians, diplomats, journalists and intellectuals should start paying more attention to how the countries of South-Eastern Europe (SEE) are currently preparing for their entry into the European Union. Kyiv can accelerate its own European integration by entering a number of SEE cooperation formats specifically designed to prepare the...

    Syrian Kurds: the Other Woman in America’s Relationship with Turkey
    Jan31

    Syrian Kurds: the Other Woman in America’s Relationship with Turkey

    Ted Galen Carpenter Tensions have existed for years between Washington and Ankara over the Kurdish population in both Iraq and Syria. U.S. officials regard the Kurds as able fighters and democratic secular allies in the struggle against Islamic extremism. Turkish leaders view them and their agenda for an independent Kurdish homeland as a menace...

    Head of EBRD Discusses Reform With Ukraine President
    Jan31

    Head of EBRD Discusses Reform With Ukraine President

    Reforms, independent anti-corruption institutions, tax changes: these are just a few things that the new government in Ukraine is undertaking to improve the climate for potential investors. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko is confident his country will significantly improve its World Bank Doing Business ranking very soon. “We are ranked...

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