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    Predicting Ukraine’s Crisis: Here Are the Changes to Watch For in 2015
    Jan06

    Predicting Ukraine’s Crisis: Here Are the Changes to Watch For in 2015

    Donbas War Will Last All Year; May Be Settled With Early Parliament Election, Mefford Writes How predictable is Ukraine’s coming year, given its financial crisis, its untested new government and, above all, its war against Russia and its proxy forces in the southeastern region of Donbas? Not very predictable, notes the Atlantic...

    Global economic worry list for 2015
    Jan06

    Global economic worry list for 2015

    The coming year is likely to prove to be one of the more challenging years for the global economy. At the very start of the year, there are all too many stresses in the world economy that can be identified even before the U.S. Federal Reserve begins normalizing interest rates. In a world of rising geopolitical risks, one also needs to worry about...

    Darkness on the Edge of Europe
    Jan06

    Darkness on the Edge of Europe

    Whether Ukraine is reduced to a semi-sovereign buffer state, and the rule of brute force is given free rein, depends on whether world leaders understand that appeasement begets only further aggression. If they do not, 2015 could mark the return of a European and world order that was supposedly overcome seven decades ago. …read more Source:...

    EU Bosnia Plan Goes Awry, Greenaway’s Eisenstein Biopic Denounced by Russian Film Agency
    Jan06

    EU Bosnia Plan Goes Awry, Greenaway’s Eisenstein Biopic Denounced by Russian Film Agency

    Plus, Belarus eases foreign currency restrictions and a key Milosevic witness may sue the Hague tribunal. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Theater and the Heart of a City:  Moscow’s Teatr.doc’s Confrontation with Authority
    Jan06

    Theater and the Heart of a City: Moscow’s Teatr.doc’s Confrontation with Authority

    On the evening of December 30, 2014 — just as two dozen or so patrons were settling into their seats at a purposefully ramshackle basement theater in central Moscow to watch a film about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine — police officials and a television crew entered the hall, declared a bomb threat, and asked everyone to evacuate....

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “You, Not Putin, Are the Source of Power”
    Jan05

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “You, Not Putin, Are the Source of Power”

    On December 20, 2013, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was released after 10 years in jail. In the months that followed, Russia annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine, passed a series of restrictive legislation, imposed a ban on the importation of foreign food, went through a currency crisis, and entered economic recession. On the anniversary of his release,...

    Russia’s European Home
    Jan05

    Russia’s European Home

    Last spring, after Russia intervened in Ukraine, the US and the EU introduced sanctions against Russian individuals and businesses. But if sanctions are to be an effective tool in countering Vladimir Putin’s ambitions, they must combine a firm hand toward Russia’s president with an open one toward its people. …read more Source:...

    A Blast and Negotiations in Ukraine, Post-Soviet Economic Zone Launches
    Jan05

    A Blast and Negotiations in Ukraine, Post-Soviet Economic Zone Launches

    Plus, adopting the euro draws Lithuania closer to the West, and Turkmenistan slashes its currency. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Prominent Ukrainian bishop awarded France’s top honour – Knight of the Legion of Honour
    Jan05

    Prominent Ukrainian bishop awarded France’s top honour – Knight of the Legion of Honour

    Borys Gudziak, Ukraine’s catholic bishop in Paris, has been awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honour in France’s New Year honours list. The order, established by Napoleon Bonaparte back in 1802, is the highest decoration in France. Bishop Borys, who is president of the Ukrainian Catholic University, has spent his...

    Christmas Approaches
    Jan05

    Christmas Approaches

    We wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas as 2015 approaches. This year, when so very much has been upended and so many assumptions cast aside, we offer a special wish to our friends in Ukraine, where Moscow seems intent on dragging a reluctant people back into its embrace; and Azerbaijan, where Russia’s puppet Armenia seems to finally...

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