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How to Survive in a Trench Warfare

... differs radically from the Soviet society of the 1940s. An all-to-arms model might still be useful for creating a successful equivalent of Henry Ford’s automobile plant, but not of Silicon Valley. An alternative route would involve profound structural reforms of the Russian economy, accelerated economic diversification, a dramatic increase in investment in human capital, the strengthening of institutions, an overhaul of the state administration system, a technological leap and the development of entrepreneurial ...


Domestic Policy-specific Characteristics of Constitutional Process Implementation in Ukraine

This article reviews Updating the Constitution as the Completion of the Revolution , a Ukrainian research project. It identifies the problem areas of full-scale implementation of constitutional reforms proposed by the nation’s leaders, as well as potential ways and means for overcoming existing obstacles on the path to a successful transformation of the country, while taking into account Ukraine’s domestic policy-specific characteristics ...


Ukraine's Economy: Where from and Where to?

... economic problems in September 2008, resulting in a fall in GDP by 14.8% in 2009 [2] . The government resorted to emergency measures, drawing on 16.4 billion dollars from the IMF in 2008 and 15.1 billion dollars in 2010, but failed to launch structural reforms . The economic growth resumed in 2010 at about 5% a year, but in 2012 froze at 0.3% [3] . The situation in the country has become critical, and the beginning of military operations in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions coupled with Crimea’s ...


U.S. Questions Russian Intentions

... impressive gains. In part this was a hydrocarbon economy but not only. EPA / SERGEI CHIRIKOV Igor Istomin: Unraveling the Enigma: Western Expert Community Seeks to Explain Russian Policy There were other reasons, including first-stage liberalizing economic reforms that happened during the first term of President Putin. We feel that this was in Russia’s interests, and we feel that a second stage of such economic modernization domestically would also be in Russia’s interests. We feel that it would ...


Civil Society in Ukraine

... democracy Ukraine has entered a new stage in its long and so far uncompleted democratization process, searching once again for a balanced model of governance and a strong basis on which to carry out the many, much-needed political, economic and civil reforms. Ukraine’s road to its model of democracy, as seen in many former Soviet states, is proving to be a non-linear process involving different development vectors. Although the successful promotion of democracy depends on the type of political ...


Why Have the Reforms in Myanmar Slowed Down?

After three years of the international community’s euphoria and enthusiasm about the political reforms in Myanmar, since mid 2014 there has been talk of them slowing down and even of backsliding on democratization in the country. Ms. Yanghee Lee, the recently appointed new UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Myanmar, has prepared ...


The Communist Vietnam: Internal contradictions and the path to progress

... independence in 2015. The Communist Party of Vietnam has held power throughout all of those decades. What are the Communist Party's positions right now? How is the Party adapting to the changing international environment, and will it be able to implement reforms the country and the Party itself need? We posed these and other questions to Carlyle Thayer, Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales (Australia). How would you assess the state of the CPV on the eve of the country’s 70th ...


Ukraine’s Path to Europe

... Interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, signed the political provisions of the Association Agreement. The full Agreement was finally signed on June 27. However, no roadmap is available to help Ukraine meet the expectations of the EU. The required reforms won’t come easily and will involve significant sacrifice by the Ukrainian people. Progress will be slow and, as we have come to expect, will likely stall a few times along the way. Political, economic, and civil society reforms are essential ...


Will North Korea Embrace Reforms?

... ensuring foreign and internal security, but not interfering in the political or economic agendas. The party was called upon to control the state governance and the cabinet of ministers to deal with the economy. All that gave rise to hopes there might be reforms in North Korea, particularly given the start of a discussion of “economic measures”. However by autumn the process appears to have stalled and any possibility of change in North Korea today remains mute. Dilemmas Kim Jong-un faces ...


Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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