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25 — 27 may 2016
On May 25- 27, 2016 Berlin hosted a Dahrendorf Symposium (Dahrendorf Forum), which traditionally fosters open debate on European and world politics. The project cycle of 2016 has been titled “Europe and the World – Global Insecurity & Power Shifts.”
27 may 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip to Vietnam and lifting of the arms embargo will no doubt boost bilateral relations. But for Hanoi it is still a rebalance, not a pivot, as Vietnam still has a strong reliance on Russian military exports.
27 may 2016
On April 25, 2016, was held by the UN Security Council an open debate on the theme “Peace consolidation in West Africa: piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea.” During the debate, the China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Liu Jieyi stated that the Gulf of Guinea has fallen victim to frequent incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea in recent years. He noted that the links between piracy, terrorist groups, armed groups, and criminal networks have posed “serious threats” to the safety of navigation as well as to regional peace and security.
26 may 2016
Recent reports of linking scholarly dissertation defenses to basic education have caused quite a stir. But with the first emotional wave ebbing, we might as well analyze the matter quietly and objectively. First of all, a rigid disciplinary linkage between the post-graduate degree and the diploma-prescribed profession seems counterproductive.
24 — 25 may 2016
On May 24-25, 2016 an international conference “Russia: The Inside Track” was held in Moscow under the auspices of Sberbank of Russia. The participants discussed prospects for attracting foreign direct and portfolio investments in Russia.
30 — 31 may 2016
In June 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to pay an official visit to China. In the run-up to the visit, on May 30-31, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) will host in Moscow the Second international conference titled “Russia-China: towards a New Quality of Bilateral Relations.” Russian and Chinese politicians and opinion leaders, experts and executives will discuss current issues and identify breakthrough areas of bilateral cooperation.
25 may 2016
The energy sector of Ukraine needs to be reformed and made competitive. However, efforts to achieve this goal should not exacerbate Ukraine’s biggest problem on the path to economic prosperity, namely the population’s impoverishment. Shock therapy, used by the Ukrainian government, represents an all too abrupt and hasty step, albeit in a good direction. Dr. Anders Aslund’s issue brief “Securing Ukraine’s Energy Sector” published by the Atlantic Council in April 2016 is a well-timed attempt to restart the debate on Ukraine and the measures the latter has taken to improve its energy sector.
25 may 2016
24 may 2016
Established by more than 50 nations in 2015 and officially opened for business in January 2016, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has become a new international financial institution, one of the People’s Republic of China’s largest international projects and a new format for that country’s interaction with the world at large. Will AIIB be able to outgrow the role of a financial tool of Chinese diplomacy?
24 may 2016
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