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    Russia’s Amber Waves of Grain
    May25

    Russia’s Amber Waves of Grain

    By The GlobalistBeing the largest country by land area helps keep Russia one of the world’s big breadbowl economies.1. Russia has the world’s largest land area of any country, at 16.4 million square kilometers (6.3 million square miles). 2. This is 76% larger than the land area of China, 79% larger than the land area of the United...

    Russia’s Global Tourism
    May25

    Russia’s Global Tourism

    By The GlobalistA steep decline from one of the biggest spenders after several bumpy years in global politics.1. Russians are the 11th-largest spender in absolute terms on international tourism, according to the 2017 UN World Tourism Organization report. 2. This is down very significantly from fifth place in 2014. 3. After Russia’s...

    Russian Migration: In and Out
    May23

    Russian Migration: In and Out

    By The GlobalistRussia is home to a million more immigrants than its large emigrant diaspora.1. Russia has the world’s third-largest population of immigrants. As of 2015, Russia has a foreign-born population numbering 11.6 million. 2. This figure means about 8% of Russia’s population is foreign-born. 3. Many of these migrants hail...

    Is Economic Autarky Russia’s Only Option?
    May04

    Is Economic Autarky Russia’s Only Option?

    By Branko MilanovicEven Chinese entities, if they themselves plan to do business or raise money in the United States, will avoid doing business with Russian entities.What the current sanctions that have been imposed on Russia, and those that may yet come (for example, on Gazprom), show is that the country now finds itself at the same crossroads...

    The IMF Wakes Up to Fight Graft
    Apr30

    The IMF Wakes Up to Fight Graft

    By Frank VoglThe IMF finally realizes that assigning priority to anti-corruption is not a choice but a necessity. It is now deemed a “macro-critical” issue.The International Monetary Fund is awakening from a long sleep with regard to combating corruption. If the IMF’s new policy announcements are followed by tough action, then the global...

    Czar Vladimir (Putin)
    Mar17

    Czar Vladimir (Putin)

    By Barry WoodPutin rules like a Czar, deeply conservative, fearful of unrest, placing stability above all else. In August 1991, reporter David Remnick stood in the crowd outside the Russian parliament when Boris Yeltsin mounted a tank to denounce an attempted coup that would have brought back communism. On that day, as Remnick writes in his 1994...

    Poland’s Path and Challenges: A Reality Check
    Dec14

    Poland’s Path and Challenges: A Reality Check

    By Rafal RiedelThough the Polish economy faces external threats, the greatest challenges remain inside the country. The challenges which the Polish economy currently faces consist of the external threats as well as the internal ones. Outside Poland, it is the fear of Russia that is perceived most sharply in Warsaw. Poland is the only EU country...

    PiS’s Latest Coup de Grace: Scapegoating
    Nov26

    PiS’s Latest Coup de Grace: Scapegoating

    By Andrzej MilczanowskiIn its blind effort to reinvent Poland’s past, the current government turns former employees of the country’s security services into scapegoats.Ever since I can remember, I’ve felt a deep-seated hostility to Communism. In the fall of 1939, when I was a new-born, the Soviet Union invaded my hometown....

    Russia Connection: Is Trump Having Sleepless Nights?
    Nov22

    Russia Connection: Is Trump Having Sleepless Nights?

    By Frank VoglU.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is determined to go after Washington’s dark money pools.The keys to unlock the depths of conspiracies between the 2016 “Trump for President” campaign and the Kremlin may rest in what has been carefully excluded(!) by prosecutors in the recent indictment of Paul J. Manafort Jr., the...

    Turkey: Europe Out, Middle East In

    By Soner CagaptayAs the primary source of tourists visiting Turkey shifts from Europe to the Middle East, a 150 year-long era comes to a close. Tourism is a major part of Turkey’s economy, generating an estimated $35 billion in annual revenues. In 2014, nearly 37 million tourists made trips there, making Turkey the sixth most visited...

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