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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russia’s Sovereign Globalization: Rise, Fall and Future
    Jan06

    Russia’s Sovereign Globalization: Rise, Fall and Future

    Project: Russia and Eurasia Programme, Promise and Realism in Relations With Russia, Russia’s Domestic Politics06 January 2016The failure of Russia’s experiment with sovereign globalization encourages pessimism about Russia’s prospects but optimism about globalization. Russian flag. Photo: bopav/iStock by Getty Images. Author:...

    Dollar Dominance: Deconstructing the Myths, Untangling the Web
    Jan06

    Dollar Dominance: Deconstructing the Myths, Untangling the Web

    On December 16th, 2015, Federal Reserve Officials announced that after six years of 0 percent interest, they would finally raise the Federal Fund Rate. The move was seen by many as an attempt to provide markets with a boost of confidence. Although markets initially sold off on the news, they have in fact rebounded back to normal levels. Still,...

    Russia’s 2015 National Security Strategy Cements Strained Ties With US
    Jan06

    Russia’s 2015 National Security Strategy Cements Strained Ties With US

    On December 31, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed into law the new National Security Strategy, which replaces its 2009 version. The 2015 Strategy soon prompted a cacophony of critical opinions from commentators who have highlighted the extent to which it designates the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)...

    Nazarbayev Blocks Russian TV in Kazakhstan
    Jan06

    Nazarbayev Blocks Russian TV in Kazakhstan

    In slightly over a generation, Kazakhstan has gone from being a republic in which ethnic Russians formed a plurality, to one in which ethnic Kazakhs form a two-thirds majority. But to keep that country within Russia’s orbit, Moscow still counts on the fact that most urban Kazakhs speak Russian rather than Kazakh. Nonetheless, linguistic...

    The Limits of Geopolitical Thinking on Belarus
    Jan06

    The Limits of Geopolitical Thinking on Belarus

    President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s visit to Moscow, which had been scheduled for November 25–26 and then postponed, eventually occurred on December 15. By most accounts, the contentious issues facing Lukashenka and his counterpart, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, were not resolved: the two sides neither agreed on the proposed Russian...

    Ten Reasons Why I’m Optimistic About Ukraine’s Economy in 2016
    Jan05

    Ten Reasons Why I’m Optimistic About Ukraine’s Economy in 2016

    The outlook for the Ukrainian economy in 2016 is positive. Many important reforms were carried out in 2015. The necessary exchange rate adjustment has occurred and most required bank closures have taken place. The parliament has adopted tax changes and a decent budget for 2016. The debt restructuring deal has postponed foreign debt service. The...

    Henry Kissinger: The new level of complexity.
    Jan05

    Henry Kissinger: The new level of complexity.

    “Politician can not do something himself – he can only wait for the Lord will hear gait, observing certain events. And then he will have to jump and reach the tip of his coat. “- Otto von Bismarck. Former US Secretary of State in an interview with our newspaper told about the dangerous new threats of the solution to the conflict in the Middle...

    Putin’s Next Potential Target: The Baltic States
    Jan05

    Putin’s Next Potential Target: The Baltic States

    Although Russia’s economy is reeling and its military forces are increasingly engaged in Syria and Ukraine, NATO commanders, governments, and analysts are concerned that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s adventurism has not run its course. Most anxieties focus on the Baltic states as Russia’s next potential military...

    Kennan Cable No.13: What Ukraine Can Learn from Other Countries’ Experiences with PTSD
    Jan05

    Kennan Cable No.13: What Ukraine Can Learn from Other Countries’ Experiences with PTSD

    Ukrainian soldiers walk outside a hospital in Artemivsk, February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Despite continuing reports of sporadic shelling in eastern Ukraine and breaches of the Minsk agreement, there is hope that the heavy fighting may be drawing to a close. But the human toll of the war will continue to be felt in Ukraine for a long time...

    Association Commitments: What Progress in Reforms in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine
    Jan05

    Association Commitments: What Progress in Reforms in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine

    During this conference several stakeholders will assess the progress made by Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine in the implementation of political reform commitments under their EU Association Agreements. …read more Source: Open Society...

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