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IMF bends rules in risky effort to bail out Ukraine

IMF bends rules in risky effort to bail out Ukraine

ON DECEMBER 18, 2015, Ukraine announced it had no intention of honoring a $3 billion Eurobond loan [...]

Economy and wars will soon determine Putin’s future

Economy and wars will soon determine Putin’s future

THE OUTLOOK for Russia this year is more complex and harder to predict than at any point since [...]

Russia pursues two-pronged Syrian strategy

Russia pursues two-pronged Syrian strategy

RUSSIA’S entry into Syria’s increasingly chaotic civil war surprised many, raising the question of [...]

Ukraine faces threat from its staunchest defenders

Ukraine faces threat from its staunchest defenders

AS WINTER approaches, stillness has descended on the Donbas battlefield. Ukraine’s embattled [...]

As guns fall silent, Donbas deal comes tantalizingly close

As guns fall silent, Donbas deal comes tantalizingly close

RUSSIA’S entry into the Syrian conflict has fundamentally altered its stand-off with the United [...]

Sweden ponders how to strengthen defences against Russian threat

Sweden ponders how to strengthen defences against Russian threat

RECENT polls indicate that more Swedes now want their country to join Nato than those who want it [...]

Russia’s rulers feeling twitchy ahead of 2016 elections

Russia’s rulers feeling twitchy ahead of 2016 elections

AS THE RUSSIAN economy moves further into recession, the Kremlin is looking ahead to next year’s [...]

Russian military build-up stumbles on cut-off from foreign suppliers

Russian military build-up stumbles on cut-off from foreign suppliers

THE CRISIS in Ukraine is wreaking havoc on Russia’s ambitious plans to modernise its armed forces. [...]

CHEAP OIL puts Putin and future Russian economy under the cosh

CHEAP OIL puts Putin and future Russian economy under the cosh

Recent economic data show the Russian economy bottoming out. After a near catastrophic December, by [...]

Nato sabre-rattling risks antagonising the bear

Nato sabre-rattling risks antagonising the bear

AUGUST 1, 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Accords, designed to [...]

Russia’s food sanctions may be hurting Russia more than the West

Russia’s food sanctions may be hurting Russia more than the West

IT IS NOW over a year since the West imposed sanctions on Russia and the Kremlin retaliated with [...]

Russian auto industry backslides amidst broader economic decline

Russian auto industry backslides amidst broader economic decline

THE RUSSIAN auto industry is backsliding fast. The dual blows of sanctions and low oil prices have [...]

Mariupol - a pawn in a much bigger game

Mariupol - a pawn in a much bigger game

IN EASTERN Ukraine heavy weapons have been brought back into the prohibited zone and shelling has [...]

How Europe failed to live up to Helsinki's vision of peace

How Europe failed to live up to Helsinki's vision of peace

THE CRISIS in east Ukraine is escalating, throwing doubts on the shaky peace accord - Minsk II, [...]

Gas price conflict increases Russia's stranglehold on Ukraine

Gas price conflict increases Russia's stranglehold on Ukraine

Transcript of Question & Answer video with Professor Stefan Hedlund on the break down of Russia [...]

Can Russia space industry survive corruption and launch failure?

Can Russia space industry survive corruption and launch failure?

RUSSIA’S SPACE industry is sinking deep into trouble. Rockets have failed, the space budget has [...]

How both the West and Russia lose in sanctions game

How both the West and Russia lose in sanctions game

IN THE GAME of moves and counter moves between Russia and the West, the Kremlin has announced its [...]

EU summit fails to keep its eastern promise

EU summit fails to keep its eastern promise

Transcript of Question and Answer video with Professor Stefan Hedlund on the outcome of the [...]

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