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      Serbia Readies for OSCE Role With Russian Visit

      Ivica Dacic, Serbia’s Foreign Minister, will travel to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart and discuss Ukraine on the eve of Serbia assuming the presidency of the OSCE. …read more Source: Balkan...

      The shadow economy in Ukraine is now about 50% of the total
      Dec19

      The shadow economy in Ukraine is now about 50% of the total

      Millions of Ukrainians are confronted with mounting hardships this coming winter as the 8-month-old conflict with Russia-backed separatists drains the treasury of $5 million a day, corruption continues to deprive government coffers of badly needed tax revenue and Russia has canceled energy subsidies that made home heating affordable before...

      From Chechnya to Ukraine
      Dec18

      From Chechnya to Ukraine

      December 11 marked the twentieth anniversary of the First Chechen War, which largely defined modern Russia’s path of development. According to writer Alexander Podrabinek, that war was caused by the same factor that led to today’s Ukrainian conflict: the conviction of those raised by the Communist nomenklatura and the KGB that laws...

      Eastern Ukraine: A Dangerous Winter
      Dec18

      Eastern Ukraine: A Dangerous Winter

      Winter in Ukraine is injecting further uncertainty into an already volatile conflict. After well over 5,000 deaths and eight months of war, eastern Ukraine – particularly the separatist-held parts of Donetsk and Luhansk – now runs the risk of a humanitarian crisis. All parties involved in the conflict should refrain from offensive operations,...

      Putin Calls for ‘Political’ Solution in Ukraine, China Pledges Billions for Southeast Europe
      Dec18

      Putin Calls for ‘Political’ Solution in Ukraine, China Pledges Billions for Southeast Europe

      Plus, Belarus-Russian squabble over food ban could end soon; Russian sailors training in France set for return home. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

      The ruble and Russia’s food imports: More than Putin’s life source
      Dec18

      The ruble and Russia’s food imports: More than Putin’s life source

      Following the downward trajectory of the price of oil, the Russian ruble continues to plummet. And amidst this currency free-fall, it is the political ramifications of the country’s skyrocketing food prices, caused by heavy dependence on food imports that are most troubling. An increase in the price of food that outpaces inflation has the...

      Ghost in the Machine
      Dec18

      Ghost in the Machine

      Yanukovych may have left Ukraine, but some of his plans for restricting the Internet live on. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

      Merkel’s (and Europe’s) Foreign Policy at the Crossroads
      Dec18

      Merkel’s (and Europe’s) Foreign Policy at the Crossroads

      If European leaders weaken their sanctions on Russia, they will destroy any chance of doing foreign policy and strategy. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

      The Feudalization of Ukraine?
      Dec18

      The Feudalization of Ukraine?

      Ukraine may be heading not towards federalization or decentralization, but feudalization. To avoid this, the focus should not only be on central, macro-level reforms but also on building civil society to make those larger reforms sustainable. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

      The amount of Western aid will be increased soon enough
      Dec18

      The amount of Western aid will be increased soon enough

      Analysts believe that Kyiv’s Western backers and lenders were especially cheered by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s decision to appoint as finance minister a US investment banker who once worked in the State Department, the West Australian newsapaper writes. Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk “were clearly taking...

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