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    Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index
    Dec01

    Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index

    World prosperity increased in 2017 and now sits at its highest level in the last decade, being 2.6 per cent higher than in 2007, according to the 11th edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index. However, the gap between the highest and lowest scores has increased and the spread between nations is growing. Each country has been measured on nine...

    Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index
    Dec01

    Mixed Results for Emerging Europe in Legatum Prosperity Index

    World prosperity increased in 2017 and now sits at its highest level in the last decade, being 2.6 per cent higher than in 2007, according to the 11th edition of the Legatum Prosperity Index. However, the gap between the highest and lowest scores has increased and the spread between nations is growing. Each country has been measured on nine...

    Unexpected Freedom for two Crimean Tatar Dissidents
    Dec01

    Unexpected Freedom for two Crimean Tatar Dissidents

    Russia / Europe In late October, President Vladimir Putin pardoned and released Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, two Crimean Tatar dissidents. Both were members of the Mejlis, a legislative body for the Crimean Tatar people that has been dissolved since Russia’s capture of Crimea. Both were persecuted for their views: They openly stated that...

    Крымские заложники Кремля
    Dec01

    Крымские заложники Кремля

    Russia / Europe В конце октября Владимир Путин помиловал и освободил Ильми Умерова и Ахтема Чийгоза – двух крымскотатарских диссидентов и членов Меджлиса крымскотатарского народа. Оба преследовались за свою позицию: они открыто заявляли, что произошел акт агрессии и аннексии Крыма Российской Федерацией и призывали к возвращению украинского...

    Belarus Refinery Boss Upbeat Despite Challenges
    Nov30

    Belarus Refinery Boss Upbeat Despite Challenges

    The most important oil refinery in Belarus, Naftan, is currently struggling with increasing oil prices and decreasing wages, while the whole country has been affected by the economic crisis, and protests against an unpopular new tax are on the increase. “In 2017, as compared to 2016, we saw a general improvement of the spread between world price...

    Beyond Zapad 2017: Russia’s Destabilizing Approach to Military Exercises
    Nov30

    Beyond Zapad 2017: Russia’s Destabilizing Approach to Military Exercises

    The world can be relieved that Russia did not use this fall’s Zapad 2017 military exercise as a pretext for aggression or to permanently base troops in Belarus, as many analysts feared before the event. Much has been written about the exercise, most of it focusing on competing claims regarding its size and purpose. What has received less...

    A quarter-century of independent Ukraine. Dimensions of transformation
    Nov30

    A quarter-century of independent Ukraine. Dimensions of transformation

    On 24 August 1991, the Supreme Council of the Ukrainian SSR proclaimed independence, and on 1 December the same year, the Ukrainian people ratified that proclamation in a referendum. The new Ukrainian state had some very important assets, such as the peaceful path that led to its independence, the fact that its territory was uncontested and its...

    Introspecting on trans-Atlantic alliance at Halifax
    Nov30

    Introspecting on trans-Atlantic alliance at Halifax

    This blog is based on discussions at the Halifax International Security Forum, held mid-November 2017. For more details on the event click here. A year after Donald Trump’s win in the U.S. presidential election, the United States is debating and re-orienting its global engagement. This has sparked concern among the U.S.’ allies about...

    Eastern Partnership in Demise
    Nov30

    Eastern Partnership in Demise

    The fifth summit of Eastern Partnership, taking place in Brussels, was a classic case of unmemorable event that other than being a photo-op delivered nothing and satisfied no one. This is perhaps unsurprising for the two fundamental reasons: mismatch of expectations and poor leadership of the initiative. When Eastern Partnership was initiated in...

    Poland’s right-wing government poised to seize more control of the judiciary than Yanukovych achieved in Ukraine
    Nov30

    Poland’s right-wing government poised to seize more control of the judiciary than Yanukovych achieved in Ukraine

    Poland’s ruling party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość [PiS] is set to gain effective control over the National Council of the Judiciary and influence over all judicial appointments in the country. Many of their moves seem ominously reminiscent of the methods used to gain control – and he hoped, to maintain it, by Ukraine’s ex-President...

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