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    The resignation of Ukraine’s Minister of Economy
    Feb04

    The resignation of Ukraine’s Minister of Economy

    Minister Abromavičius, together with the other foreign specialists asked to join the government, were supposed to step up the reform process. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Only Presidential Leadership Can Avert Ukraine’s Perfect Storm
    Feb04

    Only Presidential Leadership Can Avert Ukraine’s Perfect Storm

    The resignation of Ukraine’s Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius exposes how Ukraine’s political system works. Just as in established democracies, technocrats and experts have to make common cause with politicians and ideologues. The only way to satisfy both the anticorruption reformers and the need for stability is for the...

    US to bolster military presence in Europe
    Feb04

    US to bolster military presence in Europe

    Alleging that the Russian aggression in Ukraine has left countries in Eastern Europe concerned about their safety, US President Barack Obama today announced to strengthen America’s robust military posture in the region. The Pentagon quadrupled its budget from USD 789 million to more than USD 3.4 billion for military spending in Europe. BS:...

    Ukraine’s economy minister Abromavicius quits
    Feb04

    Ukraine’s economy minister Abromavicius quits

    Ukraine’s economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius has resigned in dramatic fashion, blaming senior figures in the pro-Western government for blocking his attempts at reform and enabling widespread corruption. Ukraine’s economy minister’s resignation is a blow to Petro Poroshenko’s ruling coalition, which is facing calls for...

    Ukrainian Economy Minister Quits as Government Cracks Widen
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Economy Minister Quits as Government Cracks Widen

    Ukrainian Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius stepped down, saying he won’t be a “puppet” to other state officials who he claims are blocking reforms to turn the war-torn country’s economy around and attract investments. Abromavicius said politicians, including some from the office of President Petro Poroshenko, have increased...

    Lowdown on Obama’s State of the Union Address
    Feb04

    Lowdown on Obama’s State of the Union Address

    President Obama headed to the Capitol to deliver his final State of the Union (SOTU) address on January 12, 2016. It is an American tradition that every year the US President addresses the nation about the existing state of affairs of the union, including foreign affairs of the country. There is a need to analyse some points of our concern in his...

    Russian LGBT Activist Convicted Under ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law
    Feb04

    Russian LGBT Activist Convicted Under ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law

    Sergei Alekseenko, who led a group providing LGBT people legal and psychosocial support, is the fifth person charged under the law. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia is turning Crimea into a military base
    Feb04

    Russia is turning Crimea into a military base

    In the comment to the website Novoe Vremia, Director of Military Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Mykola Sunhurovskyi spoke about how Russia was turning Crimea into a military base to confront NATO, and explained why Ukraine would not be able to return the peninsula in the nearest future. In Crimea, Russia is using the principle of forward...

    The world in 2016
    Feb04

    The world in 2016

    The world is in the midst of growing geo-economic instability that is generating widespread global political turbulence. Even as the weight of economic activity continues to shift from West to East, the institutions of global governance remain firmly in the hands of the West. Gateway House argues that this is rendering these institutions...

    Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan
    Feb04

    Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan

    The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) organized a review meeting on “Russia’s Revival: Opportunities and Limitations for Pakistan” in IPRI Conference Hall on December 11, 2015. Introduction Vladimir Putin has been Russia’s dominant political figure since 2000 and Russia under him is reasserting its role in its immediate...

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