August 20, 2014

Hot Topics: Ukraine Amidst sanction war with the West, can Russia leave WTO?

Amidst sanction war with the West, can Russia leave WTO?

If Russia leaves the WTO, there will be no winners, only losers. Yet, some Russian lawmakers propose to leave the WTO and find other ways of going it alone without its Western partners. This is not a good sign

Hot Topics: Ukraine Making sense of Vladimir Putin’s mysterious Yalta speech

Making sense of Vladimir Putin’s mysterious Yalta speech

The veil of secrecy around Russian President Vladimir Putin's Yalta speech has many wondering about a potential change in course in Russia’s Ukraine policy

Hot Topics: Ukraine U.S. experts: When it comes to Russia, 'outrage is not a policy' over Ukraine

U.S. experts: When it comes to Russia, 'outrage is not a policy' over Ukraine

U.S. pundits develop a new framework for dealing with Russia. This may be the only way for Russia and the U.S. to avoid leaving behind the legacy of Ukraine's crisis and global perceptions that view the West as weak and hesitant to act

Hot Topics: Ukraine The Kremlin's food sanctions get a big thumbs-up from Russian media

The Kremlin's food sanctions get a big thumbs-up from Russian media

Media Roundup: Russian media this week primarily focused on the Kremlin’s unexpected response to Western-led sanctions. They also analyzed the “new Maidan” in Kiev and speculated about possible next moves in Gaza and Iraq

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