October 21, 2014

Hot Topics: ISIS The apocalyptic scenario that unites Russia and the West

The apocalyptic scenario that unites Russia and the West

In what now appears to be an increasingly likely scenario, the Islamic State and Taliban may unite in their efforts to bring radical jihadism to Central Asia, the North Caucasus and Turkey

Hot Topics: ISIS The Kremlin shores up its influence along Caspian Sea

The Kremlin shores up its influence along Caspian Sea

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s visit to Azerbaijan is further evidence that Russia is trying to increase its influence and block Western ambitions in the Caspian region

Hot Topics: Ukraine Media focuses on Russia's controversial bill to protect oligarchs

Media focuses on Russia's controversial bill to protect oligarchs

Russian media roundup: This week the Russian media paid close attention to a controversial draft law in the Russian State Duma and new law signed by the President of Ukraine

Hot Topics: Ukraine A new nuclear world with Ukraine's troubled legacy

A new nuclear world with Ukraine's troubled legacy

The conflict in Eastern Ukraine may be primarily a standoff between Russia, Ukraine and the West, but it will unintentionally lead to the spread of nuclear weapons and undermine efforts in stopping global proliferation

Video: Russia’s strategy against financial sanctions (RD Webinar)

Video: Russia’s strategy against financial sanctions (RD Webinar)

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Video by Russia Direct team On October 15, Russia Direct hosted a webinar – “Russia’s strategy against financial sanctions” – that covered the following questions:  - How will sanctions against the Russian financial sector affect it?  - What steps is Russia ready to take to protect its economy and financial sector and how realistic are these initiatives?

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