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Maija Kostareva

A double master’s degree student of Economics and International Relations at University college London (UCL) and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow (HSE). She has graduated King’s College London (KCL) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in BSs International Politics. The primary area of interest is the role of Russia in world economy and changing geopolitical balance. However, the blog will be also focused on main currently important issues such as the war with Islamic State and the role of oil prices in global economy.

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February 25, 2016

Is there the way out of the current financial crisis? The answer to this question unequivocally depends on the prices of oil, fueled by the ongoing economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the West and worsening geopolitical situation. According to many…

January 21, 2016

Will the war against Islamic State stimulate Russian — Euro-Atlantic Relations? The relations between Russia and the West have worsened due to the confrontation on the Southeast Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Consequent sanctions…

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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