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    Special feature: What we will be watching in 2016
    Dec31

    Special feature: What we will be watching in 2016

    This past week, we issued a challenge. We asked some of our scholars to reflect on and list the main events, trends, negotiations, policy goals, etc., that will, could, or should shape 2016.So what should we mark in red on our calendars? What is at the front of policy and political leaders’ minds this New Year? Read on to be enlightened by...

    Ukrainian politics at the end of 2015: an unstable equilibrium
    Dec31

    Ukrainian politics at the end of 2015: an unstable equilibrium

    Both Poroshenko and Kolomoyskyi are satisfied with the premiership of Yatsenyuk, who is an unpopular politician, and thus not a threat. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Putin’s Conversation with Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Petro Poroshenko
    Dec30

    Putin’s Conversation with Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Petro Poroshenko

    STATEMENT. Russia. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Can America And Russia Cooperate In Syria?
    Dec30

    Can America And Russia Cooperate In Syria?

    Image credit: istockFeaturedvia Moscow TimesPresident Vladimir Putin’s decision to intervene in Syria marked a major turning point in Russian foreign policy in 2015. While Putin correctly calculated that most of the world would condemn his military actions in Chechnya, Georgia, and Ukraine, he hopes for solidarity and support from the...

    Leaders Of Ukraine, Russia, France And Germany Back Extension Of Ukraine Peace Deal
    Dec30

    Leaders Of Ukraine, Russia, France And Germany Back Extension Of Ukraine Peace Deal

    December 30, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Putin Gets Tough Grades for Managing Russia’s Economy
    Dec30

    Putin Gets Tough Grades for Managing Russia’s Economy

    President Putin scored an F, the lowest possible, from 27 percent of respondents in a Bloomberg survey that invited them to assess his management of the economy in crisis. Top officials including Putin and Medvedev have blamed sanctions, lower commodity prices and the standoff over Ukraine for helping push the economy into its first recession […]...

    Budget 2016 may not be approved by the IMF
    Dec30

    Budget 2016 may not be approved by the IMF

    Ukraine said on Wednesday it had doubts that the International Monetary Fund would approve all changes adopted by parliament in the 2016 state budget, a condition to secure the next tranche of financial aid. “I’m not entirely sure that all these changes will be agreed”, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko told a news conference....

    Russia continues demanding paying off Yanukovych’s debt
    Dec30

    Russia continues demanding paying off Yanukovych’s debt

    Finance Minister of Russia Anton Siluanov has confirmed the intention to sue Ukraine in order to collect $3 billion Eurobond debt and threatened with the possibility of further seizure of Ukrainian assets in Russia. Russian Minister said this in an interview with Russia-24 TV channel. The Ukrainian Eurobonds purchased by Russia in the end of […]...

    Stopping Venezuela’s Harvest of Sorrow
    Dec29

    Stopping Venezuela’s Harvest of Sorrow

    Two years ago, public protests erupted in both Kyiv and Caracas, and political change in Venezuela, while slower than in Ukraine, is set to accelerate, following the opposition’s massive victory in this month’s parliamentary election. But there is an older and more ominous parallel between Venezuela and Ukraine. …read more...

    Currency swap deal with Poland will enable Ukraine to balance foreign trade relations
    Dec28

    Currency swap deal with Poland will enable Ukraine to balance foreign trade relations

    Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP) and the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) agreed to establish a zloty/hryvnia currency swap line on Dec. 22. The deal, worth 1 billion euros, has been signed for six months, with the possibility of an extension, the Kyiv Post writes. “This is a correct and potentially effective move,» Volodymyr Sidenko, a senior...

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