September 02, 2015

Hot Topics: economy August 2015 is just as ominous as August 1998

August 2015 is just as ominous as August 1998

There are indeed parallels between the financial crises of 1998 and 2015, especially when taking into account the structure of the Russian economy and the nation’s sensitivity to world energy prices

Hot Topics: military How Russia plans to win the Arctic

How Russia plans to win the Arctic

Russia is beginning to activate its presence in the Arctic and develop new infrastructure for trade, shipping and resource extraction. In addition, Russia is boosting its ability to project military force in the Arctic region

Hot Topics: foreign policy Will escalation in Donbas turn into full-fledged war?

Will escalation in Donbas turn into full-fledged war?

At a panel discussion in Moscow, Russian experts discussed the odds of the fragile Minsk Agreements holding together and mulled over possible scenarios of how the Ukraine crisis might develop

Hot Topics: foreign policy Can a new UN cyber agreement be a win-win for Russia, US?

Can a new UN cyber agreement be a win-win for Russia, US?

The UN experts recently agreed to suggest stricter rules of responsible state behavior in cyberspace and the use of information and communications technologies. Both Russia and the U.S. applaud the move, but for different reasons

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