December 19, 2014

Hot Topics: ruble The next victim of the ruble's decline could be Eurasian integration

The next victim of the ruble's decline could be Eurasian integration

While Russia's Central Bank increased its interest rate to 17 percent, the steep depreciation of the ruble and the oil prices drop have negative implications for Russia’s economy and its ability to integrate with other nations in the Eurasian Union

Hot Topics: Ukraine Understanding the fine print of Russia's new treaty with Abkhazia

Understanding the fine print of Russia's new treaty with Abkhazia

A recent treaty sighed with Abkhazia signals Moscow’s strategic priorities in the region. The more that Georgia leans toward NATO and the West, the more that Moscow will engage Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Hot Topics: Ukraine 'From Lisbon to Vladivostok' at risk

'From Lisbon to Vladivostok' at risk

With Russia and the EU still trading barbs over the Ukraine crisis, the necessity to build Cooperative Greater Europe remains an issue for international expertise. RIAC's Program Director Ivan Timofeev sheds light on three major obstacles in the creation of a Greater Europe and highlights the options to solve them

Hot Topics: Ukraine Shedding light on the cyclical nature of US-Russia relations

Shedding light on the cyclical nature of US-Russia relations

Anti-Americanism seems to have reached a record-high in Russia after a period in which many Russians had favorable views of America. Yet, historically, such ebbs and flows in Russian perceptions of the U.S. have been the norm, not the exception

The new Cold War in the skies over Europe

The new Cold War in the skies over Europe

Opinion

In the wake of a recent series of “near-misses” between Russian military aircraft and European civilian aircraft, some have called for the continuous use of transponders during military flights in international airspace. However, neither NATO nor Russia is likely to agree

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