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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks

    Taking On Revisionist Russia
    Mar09

    Taking On Revisionist Russia

    The struggle for influence in Ukraine is a game that Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot afford to lose. Since gaining the upper hand with the annexation of Crimea, he has been shrewdly forcing a divided and risk-averse West to choose between war and accommodation. …read more Source: Project Syndicate (Czech...

    A currency headwind for the US economic recovery
    Mar09

    A currency headwind for the US economic recovery

    Among the more striking international economic developments over the past year has been the marked appreciation of the US dollar. US policymakers would be ignoring this development at their peril. Since not only is the recent sharp dollar appreciation likely to both dampen US economic growth and reduce inflation; it is also all too likely to be a...

    Berlin Fears U.S. Hawks Hurting Ukraine Peace Efforts, Ethnic Chechens Charged in Nemtsov Murder
    Mar09

    Berlin Fears U.S. Hawks Hurting Ukraine Peace Efforts, Ethnic Chechens Charged in Nemtsov Murder

    Plus, Kazakhstan’s longtime leader hints at retirement, and the Czech president says universities are turning out too many lawyers and economists. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Russian Threat: Why Missile Defense Must Be A Priority
    Mar09

    The Russian Threat: Why Missile Defense Must Be A Priority

    According to a new Gallup poll 18 percent of Americans view Russia as the top threat to the United States. This indicates that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggressiveness in Ukraine has begun to scare the American public. While 18 percent [Read More...]The post The Russian Threat: Why Missile Defense Must Be A Priority appeared first...

    Boris Nemtsov: The Death of the Intermediary
    Mar09

    Boris Nemtsov: The Death of the Intermediary

    Nemtsov was the rare figure who could move between Russia’s public and private politics. From slon.ru. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Europe: Greece is not the biggest problem
    Mar09

    Europe: Greece is not the biggest problem

    No news is good news. The Greek debt crisis and even the euro have momentarily disappeared from the headlines. Europe and the euro will survive and will do even better than that, much as this displeases the Murdoch media, conservative think tanks and pundits all over the world, including in Europe itself. More interesting is the effect of the...

    Ukraine: IMF sent in where others fear to tread
    Mar09

    Ukraine: IMF sent in where others fear to tread

    This week the IMF Executive Board will consider a proposal to provide Ukraine with a US$17.5 billion Extended Fund Facility. The IMF Managing Director explains that this program ‘can succeed’. But it has to be said that the chances are low, given current geopolitical circumstances and Kiev’s recent economic performance. IMF...

    U.S. Policy Options in Ukraine
    Mar09

    U.S. Policy Options in Ukraine

    John E. Herbst, director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, join Washington Post associate editor Karen J. DeYoung to discuss Ukraine’s politics, policies, and...

    Weekend catch-up: Islam and ISIS, Bibi in DC, Nemtsov, drones, India’s budget and more
    Mar07

    Weekend catch-up: Islam and ISIS, Bibi in DC, Nemtsov, drones, India’s budget and more

    Bringing together the best Interpreter articles you were too busy to read this week. How is the Islamic world responding to the threat of ISIS? Two pieces addressed this question on The Interpreter this week. The first is from Lauren Williams who wrote on the Lebanese Sunni political party, Future Movement, and how similar groups throughout the...

    Belarusian Collaborators in World War II
    Mar07

    Belarusian Collaborators in World War II

    When, in December 1918, the Red Army captured Minsk and the short-lived (established on March 25, 1918) Belarusian People’s Republic (BPR) ceased to exist, multiple nationalist activists fled Belarus and found refuge in several European countries, including Germany. After Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist (Nazi) Party came to power in...

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