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Between West and East: Why Russia Should Be Mindful of China

Come May, Vladimir Putin is to pay a visit to China, where a number of consequential agreements will be signed. To be sure, this visit will have a profound impact on Russia's development in the years to come. If Putin decides to reorient its policy towards the East, there is little hope that Russian economy will modernize. Whereas the European Union is currently Russia's top economic partner, China plays a second role in trade mainly importing Siberian mineral resources. Given the...


Comparative Politics 101: Democratization in Ukraine?

... 2000s, this theoretical school has argued that political change begins with a split between "hard-liners" and "soft-liners" within an authoritarian regime. Though analytically rigorous (hence the widespread use of this framework by political economy scholars), "transitology" does not always fit into political scenarios we may witness these days. In the recent decade, a new kind of literature on transitions emerged, this time with foci on external actors and indigenous ...


Why Egypt Needs a New Vision, Not a New President

In early 2011, the world witnessed a hitherto unseen and largely unexpected course of events in the Middle East. Following the eruption of protests ignited by Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation in Tunis, the entrenched dictatorships of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen collapsed in domino fashion. Whereas Tunisia and Libya have made considerable progress in institution-building following the fall of their respective dictatorships, political transitions in Yemen and Egypt by and large failed...


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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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