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    North Korea’s new diplomacy
    Apr28

    North Korea’s new diplomacy

    Russian state-run news agency Tass confirmed on 22 April that Kim Jong-un will be in Moscow for the 9 May Victory Day celebrations. The North Korean leader will be among 26 other heads of state who have so far confirmed their attendance. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong (Flickr/UN Geneva) This visit will mark Kim’s first official...

    Markets optimistic Greek government reshuffle will ease tension in negotiations
    Apr28

    Markets optimistic Greek government reshuffle will ease tension in negotiations

    Markets optimistic Greek government reshuffle will ease tension in negotiationsGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday announced a new “political negotiationg team” to lead the discussions with Greece’s creditors – a move which is widely seen as further side-lining Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. While Varoufakis is said to...

    Ukraine’s PR Problem Isn’t Just a PR Problem
    Apr28

    Ukraine’s PR Problem Isn’t Just a PR Problem

    Ukraine has a problem with global public relations. Despite its fundamentally compelling narrative—a recent democracy defending itself against a much larger, authoritarian neighbor—the country’s efforts remain uncoordinated, unprofessional, and unfiltered. Even as the state relies on a worldwide diaspora in its struggle for survival, it...

    Russia’s Refusal to Restructure Debt Hinders Assistance Plan for Ukraine
    Apr28

    Russia’s Refusal to Restructure Debt Hinders Assistance Plan for Ukraine

    Ukraine has to generate $15.3 billion over four years with the help of a debt restructuring plan agreed, last March, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF, which approved a new $17.5 billion loan for Ukraine and issued the first $4.9 billion tranche, expects that Ukraine and its creditors will agree on the terms of Ukraine’s...

    Gazprom Must Compromise on EU Charges, but Putin Cannot
    Apr28

    Gazprom Must Compromise on EU Charges, but Putin Cannot

    The European Commission delivered, on April 22, a “statement of objections” resulting from its probe launched back in September 2012, which amounts to charging Gazprom with abusing its dominant position on the gas market in several EU member states. The content of the charges has been less consequential than many experts had expected, and the...

    Let’s Go “All In” on Ukraine
    Apr27

    Let’s Go “All In” on Ukraine

    In October 1949, as the defeated forces of Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan and Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Republicans in Congress blamed Harry S. Truman for losing China. Some demanded a pivot from Europe to Asia in US foreign policy. Truman might have been persuaded a few years earlier when US...

    With Greece on the brink, has the IMF learnt its lesson?
    Apr27

    With Greece on the brink, has the IMF learnt its lesson?

    With Greece once again teetering on the brink of default, a recent paper from the Centre for International Governance Innovation explores one episode in the amazing saga of how this tiny country came to threaten the viability of the euro, and left a damaging legacy for procedures and governance at the IMF. When the Greek crisis emerged late in...

    EU, Ukraine Meet But Remain At Odds On A Number Of Issues
    Apr27

    EU, Ukraine Meet But Remain At Odds On A Number Of Issues

    April 27, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Nazarbaev Wins Fifth Term in Astana, Armenia Marks Genocide Centenary
    Apr27

    Nazarbaev Wins Fifth Term in Astana, Armenia Marks Genocide Centenary

    Plus, Putin says U.S. spies backed Islamic rebels in the North Caucasus, and Poland plans to block a Russian motorcycle gang. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Economics of Conflict: Ukraine in Focus
    Apr27

    The Economics of Conflict: Ukraine in Focus

    Please join us for a timely discussion on the economic consequences of the ongoing conflict and political instability in Ukraine, as well as the opportunities for structural reform and ways that the international community can assist Ukraine overcome its significant economic challenges. read more …read more Source: Center for Strategic and...

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