January 27, 2015

Hot Topics: ruble How far Russia's economy can stretch without breaking

How far Russia's economy can stretch without breaking

Russia’s current economic situation poses complex problems for the Kremlin, but it might hypothetically lead to a more competitive and diversified market economy based around technology, innovation and valued-added manufacturing

Hot Topics: ruble Russia tries to save its economy before cheap oil turns it into 'junk'

Russia tries to save its economy before cheap oil turns it into 'junk'

At the 2015 Gaidar Economic Forum in Moscow, leading economists and government officials, both Russian and foreign, are discussing the economic challenges facing the Kremlin as oil prices continue to fall

Hot Topics: Ukraine There are no signs of an improvement in EU-Russia relations

There are no signs of an improvement in EU-Russia relations

Major EU countries want to “re-start” relations with Russia but a lot will depend on talks being held on Jan. 15 in Kazakhstan, where the presidents of Ukraine and Russia are to meet, says leading Greek foreign policy expert

Hot Topics: Ukraine Should the US reconsider the Ukraine Freedom Support Act?

Should the US reconsider the Ukraine Freedom Support Act?

Here is how the Ukraine Freedom Support Act and House Resolution 758 can affect U.S.-Russia relations and the endgame of the Ukrainian crisis in 2015. Instead of leading to peace, they could lead to an intensification of the conflict

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