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What Really Happened in Ukraine?

<i>“The West must understand that, to Russia, Ukraine can never be just a foreign country. Russian history began in what was called Kievan-Rus. The</i> …

Conversation: A Strategic Imbalance; Weighing Russian and Ukrainian Forces

Why the US’s Claim that the Crimean Referendum Was ‘Illegal’ is Nonsense

On the question of why the U.S. government considers the Crimean referendum on secession from Ukraine to be illegal, Michael S. Rozeff points toan …

Marijuana is now legal for US banks, too

Soon, legal marijuana businesses may have a better place to put their cash than a safe or a duffel bag: In the bank.<p>The wonders of the US constitution have created a situation where 20 states allow marijuana to be used or distributed, but the drug is still illegal according to federal law. That …

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Российский военный пряник не всем союзникам по вкусу

1<p>9382<p>Газета СНГ Печатная версия<p>Центральноазиатские страны продолжают с Москвой негласный торг по проблемам оборонного сотрудничества<p>Министр обороны …

The Mongolian-Russian-Chinese Northern Railway Corridor

On December 18, 2013, in Ulaanbaatar, the Mongolian government’s Ministry of Road and Transportation and the Mongolian-Russian shareholding …

Azerbaijan Considers Long-Term Strategy on Natural Gas Exports

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev highlighted the start-up of the largest European energy …

When Exactly Will China Rule the Economic World?

The American political and chattering classes are obsessed with the rise of China and America’s “economic competition” with the world’s most populous …

Лучшие лоббисты России – апрель 2013 года

0<p>5346<p>Газета Идеи и люди Печатная версия<p>Размещение международного финансового центра в Рублево-Архангельском приносит очки Герману Грефу<p>Фото …

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan Envisage Wide-Ranging Cooperation

On December 10, the Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation met in Baku. Besides discussing various economic …

Владимир Путин подтвердил консервативный курс России

3<p>5634<p>Газета От редакции Печатная версия<p>У президента нет позитивного месседжа для либерального электората<p>Фото Reuters<p>Большая пресс-конференция …

Душанбе выбирает путь Киева

1<p>27971<p>Газета СНГ Печатная версия<p>Таджикистан начинает интеграционный торг с РФ<p>Большинство граждан Таджикистана хотели бы видеть свою республику в …

Russia's Role In The World: Gauging Moscow's Active Foreign Policy

Last month, the Russian government had high level talks with the Japanese, South Korean, Vietnamese, Egyptian and Serb governments, which indicate …

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There are myriad ways to view and understand China these days. And one that is quite common amongst everyone from diplomats to investors to businesspeople is seeing China as a high risk, high reward proposition. There is some validity to this, simply because, yes, the gains can be great, but the …

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US-Iran Rapprochement and the Immediate Consequences for Azerbaijan

The interim agreement, concluded on November 24 with Iran and six world powers led by the United States, will see Tehran cap its nuclear program at a …

In 2014, Every Business Will Be Disrupted By Open Technology

The most salient aspect of technology is its power to disrupt. The important innovations are the ones that change our world so profoundly that the previous order becomes not only untenable, but unthinkable.<p>Yet the true impact begins not with invention, but adoption. That’s when the second and …

Why Does Economy Grow More Under Democratic Presidents?

The U.S. economy has performed better since World War II when the president is a Democrat rather than a Republican, two prominent Princeton University economists conclude. The reasons, they say, involve more luck than successful policies.<p>Over the past 64 years and 16 presidential terms, the U.S. …

European Union’s Eastern Partnership Unwanted by Armenia, Inadequate to Azerbaijan

The European Union’s Vilnius summit (November 28–29) helped to demonstrate that the Eastern Partnership program must pursue a more differentiated …

Russian Policy Toward Ukraine: What Next After EuroMaidan?

After President Viktor Yanukovych’s failure to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union at the November 28–29 Eastern Partnership …

Armenia’s Economic Dependence on Russia Insurmountable by the European Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Armenia on December 2 to seal his triumph in turning Armenia away from the European Union (see accompanying …