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    Happy holidays from the Saudis and shale oil
    Dec04

    Happy holidays from the Saudis and shale oil

    While Americans were enjoying their thanksgiving feast this year, they received an extra blessing from two sources: the shale (cheaper) oil revolution and Saudi Arabia. Due to pressure from a surge of shale oil supply coupled with weaker global demand for energy, oil prices had, by the week before Thanksgiving, dropped about 30 percent from $110...

    Putin Promises Economic Reforms, Coal Shortage Threatens to Chill Ukraine
    Dec04

    Putin Promises Economic Reforms, Coal Shortage Threatens to Chill Ukraine

    Plus, Lukashenka lashes out at a Russian food ban and South Caucasus rivals wage a proxy war over the region’s favorite bread. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Another negotiation in Donbas proves that Russia is a party to the conflict
    Dec04

    Another negotiation in Donbas proves that Russia is a party to the conflict

    Ukrainian military officers and militants of the LPR group agreed on a ceasefire, starting on 5 December, according to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, informs the news agency Radio Liberty. On Radio Liberty, Co-director of Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Oleksiy Melnyk referred to the...

    Ukraine: The crisis, the people and a global conflict
    Dec03

    Ukraine: The crisis, the people and a global conflict

    The disputes in and around Ukraine can be found in the daily headlines. The conflict’s effects can also be felt in Germany. But it is difficult to get a clear picture of where exactly the interests of the different parties lie. The political context is one side of the medal; the question about the situation of the people in Ukraine is the...

    Moldovan Parliamentary Elections: What Happened?
    Dec03

    Moldovan Parliamentary Elections: What Happened?

    With most of the votes counted from the November 30 parliamentary elections, pro-EU parties hold a narrow lead, but it remains unclear what government they will be able to form. With conflict in neighboring Ukraine, close scrutiny from Russia, and EU soul-searching, what is now in store for Moldova’s EU ambitions? Oana Serafim, the director...

    Ukraine Picks Foreign Economic Chiefs, Balkans Dissect Cancelled South Stream Project
    Dec03

    Ukraine Picks Foreign Economic Chiefs, Balkans Dissect Cancelled South Stream Project

    Plus, Mongolia relaunches a big coal mining tender, and a report claims Russia could start filtering the Internet at levels never before seen. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Battle for the Siberian Harvest
    Dec03

    The Battle for the Siberian Harvest

    The region’s farmers are called heroes for weathering terrible conditions but likely feel more like martyrs. From openDemocracy. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Video: Lessons from Ukraine’s Holodomor and Soviet Communism
    Dec03

    Video: Lessons from Ukraine’s Holodomor and Soviet Communism

    The Acton Institute is currently hosting an art exhibit called “Holodomor: Through the Eyes of a Child” in our Prince-Broekhuizen Gallery at the Acton Building. It features artworks created by contemporary Ukrainian children commemorating the great famine of the 1930s that was inflicted upon Ukraine by Stalin, resulting in the deaths of almost 7...

    A tale of two leaders and two elections
    Dec03

    A tale of two leaders and two elections

    Before the recent nationwide elections in Taiwan and the U.S. in November, Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou and U.S. President Barack Obama shared one overriding thing: low approval ratings. On the eve of the American mid-term elections, Obama’s favorable-unfavorable margin was the lowest it had been since he was first elected to the...

    New Trio of EU Leaders Has Chance to Make a Difference
    Dec03

    New Trio of EU Leaders Has Chance to Make a Difference

    From the Ukraine crisis to the fight against the Islamic State, the Tusk-Juncker-Mogherini trio has many opportunities to put the EU on the map. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

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