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    Tatarstan Balks at Moscow’s Austerity Measures
    Jan04

    Tatarstan Balks at Moscow’s Austerity Measures

    Federal deficit expected to reach nearly $50 billion this year unless oil price rebounds. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Newsflash: Russia Is Not the Soviet Union
    Jan04

    Newsflash: Russia Is Not the Soviet Union

    Doug Bandow No position taken by President-elect Donald Trump more upsets leading Republican legislators than his desire to reconcile with Russia. GOP leaders routinely assert that 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney was right when he declared Russia “without question our No. 1 geopolitical foe.” Perhaps in Neoconservative nightmares. But not...

    Ukraine Moves to Blacklist Le Pen Over Crimea Comments
    Jan04

    Ukraine Moves to Blacklist Le Pen Over Crimea Comments

    January 4, 2017 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Austria kicks off chairing of OSCE with Ukraine visit
    Jan04

    Austria kicks off chairing of OSCE with Ukraine visit

    In mid-January, further negotiations will be held on the Ukraine conflict, within the framework of the OSCE. Time is of the essence as the situation remains dramatically unchanged. EurActiv Germany reports. …read more Source:...

    January 4th, 2017
    Jan04

    January 4th, 2017

    CHINA Dumping of Untreated Acid in Chinese Canal Highlights Nation’s Water Pollution Woes Sidney Leng, SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST A Jiangsu chemical plant has been fined 20 million yuan for dumping almost 2,700 tonnes of liquid acid waste into the Grand Canal, causing environmental damage “beyond measure,” according to a local court verdict...

    Russian, Georgian Designers Shake Up Fashion World
    Jan04

    Russian, Georgian Designers Shake Up Fashion World

    Led by red-hot names like Gosha Rubchinsky and Vetements, the post-Soviet look is flooding the catwalks and boutiques. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Beyond the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: The Future of the UK’s Re-engagement in UN Peace Operations
    Jan04

    Beyond the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial: The Future of the UK’s Re-engagement in UN Peace Operations

    While the time is ripe for the UK to re-engage with UN peacekeeping missions, London will need to update its political and military practices.After a period of declining contributions, there are signs of a renewed UK interest in UN peacekeeping missions. In this article, Jonathan Marley examines the factors that are driving the UK’s current...

    Russian envoy warns of looming gas crisis for EU
    Jan04

    Russian envoy warns of looming gas crisis for EU

    Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s ambassador to the EU, warned in an interview published on Tuesday (3 January) of the risk for European countries of remaining in the cold, as Ukraine is pumping gas from the underground storage intended to ensure the security of supply in winter. …read more Source:...

    Kleptocracy Daily: January 3, 2017
    Jan03

    Kleptocracy Daily: January 3, 2017

    New Year Must-Reads Ben Judah explains how London rolls out the blood-red carpet for violent kleptocrats like the Bakiyev family. (NYT) How does the U.S. Justice Department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative ensure that frozen funds aren’t repatriated back into the pockets of corrupt dictators? (NYT) Ana Swanson talks to James...

    An Empire Divided by a Common Language
    Jan03

    An Empire Divided by a Common Language

    ‘Sovietization’ by means of Russian was devastating both for the Russian language and other languages across the old USSR, linguist Hasan Huseinov argues. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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