December 21, 2014

Hot Topics: Ukraine The Kremlin's foreign policy gamble in 2014: Implications and expectations

The Kremlin's foreign policy gamble in 2014: Implications and expectations

With Russia losing traditional partners in Europe, it is trying to find new ones in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Yet can these “new allies” replace the partners Russia has lost over its schism with the West?

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

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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