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    Launch of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index
    Jan29

    Launch of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index

    On 28 January 2016, the Razumkov Centre held the roundtable “Why think tanks matter to policy makers and the public” as part of the global launch of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index, published by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. The Ukrainian edition of the 2015 Global Go to Think Tank Index...

    Devaluation of the ruble will not affect the hryvnia exchange rate
    Jan29

    Devaluation of the ruble will not affect the hryvnia exchange rate

    In his comment to the news agency TSN, Director of Economic Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Vasyl Yurchyshyn described the main causes of the economic crisis in Russia and its possible impact on the economic situation in Ukraine. When the hryvnia was collapsing last year, it was also hard to stop it. For Russia, the situation is more...

    The Russian Public Seems to be Less Receptive to Hate Propaganda
    Jan29

    The Russian Public Seems to be Less Receptive to Hate Propaganda

    Low oil and commodity prices have crippled the Russian economy, caused a massive devaluation of the ruble and a contraction of government budget expenditures. At a conference of the All-Russian Peoples Front (VNF—Vserossiysky Narodni Front—a pro-Kremlin populist organization) in Stavropol in the North Caucasus this week a woman from North Ossetia...

    Moldovan Anti-Government Protests Unify Pro-Western, Pro-Russia Groups Across Ethnic Lines
    Jan29

    Moldovan Anti-Government Protests Unify Pro-Western, Pro-Russia Groups Across Ethnic Lines

    From January 20 through 24, tens of thousands of angry protesters rallied in Chisinau each day in -10° C (14° Fahrenheit) temperature to demand the resignation of the just-installed government, dissolution of the parliament—both institutions are now controlled by the billionaire Vladimir Plahotniuc—and new parliamentary elections. The atmosphere...

    Economic Headwinds: Big Players, Regime Uncertainty and the Misery Index
    Jan28

    Economic Headwinds: Big Players, Regime Uncertainty and the Misery Index

    Steve H. Hanke Before we delve into the economic prospects for 2016, let’s take a look at the economies in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East/Africa to see how they fared in the 2014-15 period. A clear metric for doing this is the misery index. For any country, a misery index score is simply the sum of the unemployment,...

    Germany’s Defense Budget Increase: Analytically Wrong but Politically Right
    Jan28

    Germany’s Defense Budget Increase: Analytically Wrong but Politically Right

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN—This week, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced that she wants to spend €130 billion ($140 billion) on defense equipment until 2030 — increasing the overall defense spending by €3-4 billion annually over the next 15 years. The bold announcement was actually the latest step in a longer-term plan by the...

    Mr. Lavrov, Russia, and the Budapest Memorandum
    Jan28

    Mr. Lavrov, Russia, and the Budapest Memorandum

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gave a lengthy press conference on January 26, in which he reflected on the performance of Russian diplomacy in 2015. Among a number of issues, he addressed Moscow’s obligations under the December 1994 Budapest Memorandum on security assurances for Ukraine. Mr. Lavrov was asked how, given...

    From Kosovo to Crimea
    Jan28

    From Kosovo to Crimea

    From Kosovo to CrimeaIn: The International Spectator …read more Source: Istituto Affari...

    Global Think Tank Index Report: BICC again listed in two categories
    Jan28

    Global Think Tank Index Report: BICC again listed in two categories

    In 2015, the Index that intends to help bridge the gap between knowledge and policy, lists BICC as the only German peace and conflict research institute. “Of course, we are very happy that we are, again, listed among the most reputable think tanks in the world,” Professor Conrad Schetter, Director for Research at BICC, stresses. “This is both a...

    Russia’s provocative nuclear strategy.
    Jan28

    Russia’s provocative nuclear strategy.

    Putin’s endorsement of a limited first-use policy require an allied response By Keith B. Payne Wednesday, January 27, 2016 …we must reinvest in intelligence capabilities to better understand contemporary Russia, including its nuclear developments. Russian President Putin has said that the collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest...

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