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A Grey Swan: Is There a New Conflict in Donbass?

Investors have again started talking about "geopolitical risk" The prospect of a new exacerbation in Ukraine’s Donbass region has worried market players. It is difficult to talk about the strong influence of bellicose statements on the currency and stock markets. However, investors have again started talking about "geopolitical risk". The ...


Nobody Wants a War in Donbass

... predecessor, Poroshenko. And this means a weakening of his position. Probably, he’s already thinking about re-election and how he will look during the campaign. Here, the trend is unfavorable. Andrey Kortunov, Hubertus Hoffmann: How to Make Peace in Ukraine Five Years After Minsk II On the other hand, there’s the arrival of Biden, who will always be more attentive to Ukraine than Trump. There’s an expectation that the U.S. will be more consistent and decisive in its support for the Ukrainian ...


Updating the USSR: A Test for Freedom

... time was the only convincing attempt to appeal to public opinion on the most important issue of the political life of a huge country. However, the results did not change anything — by December 8 of the same year, the leaders of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine decided to dissolve the USSR. The referendum itself became the beginning of the end of a unique state — an experiment in the vast expanses of Eurasia. By that time, the republican elites were already ready to take power and wealth into their ...


A ‘Patriotic Heretic’ Favoring Renewal of U.S.-Russian Détente

Review of: Stephen F. Cohen. “War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate.” Review of: Stephen F. Cohen. “War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate.” (Hot Books and Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2019) 236 pp. ISBN: 9781510745810 “We are probably closer to actual war ...


Economic effects of Ukraine-EU DCFTA and of counterfactual integration with the Eurasian Economic Union

_ Yuri Kofner, junior economist, MIWI – Institute for Market Integration and Economic Policy. Munich, 12 January 2021.One of the main causes of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014 was the contradictory views between various groups, both within Ukraine and abroad, regarding the country’s possible future geopolitical and geoeconomics trajectory towards either closer integration with Russia as part of the EurasEC customs union (from 01.01.2015 the Eurasian Economic Union, EAEU) or integration ...


Recep Erdogan in a Russian Minefield

... partners and friends in the Eastern Mediterranean. The "Greek issue," compounded by Turkey's activity in Libya (which makes Moscow uneasy), could trigger a new crisis in Russia–Turkey relations. Expansion of military-technical cooperation with Ukraine . Russia and Turkey have always had fundamentally different views on Ukraine and Crimea, especially since the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014. One way or another, Moscow has had to come to terms with the fact that Ankara does not recognize ...


A Ukraine Link to North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Programs Development

... intercontinental ballistic missiles (hereinafter - ICBMs) “Hwasong-14” in July 2017 by the DPRK. The well-known American missile expert at the IISS, Michael Elleman, stated, “It’s likely that these engines [for the “Hwasong-14” ICBMs] came from Ukraine – probably illicitly.” “The main question is how many [engines] they [the DPRK] have and whether the Ukrainians are helping them now,” he noted. Figure 1: Comparison of the RD-250 engine (left) and the North Korean engine (right) Source ...


Sanctions Against Russia: A Look Into 2020

... individual companies and projects. The risk of new sanctions stems from a series of political factors: the Ukrainian crisis and conflict in Donbass, the U.S. elections and the alleged meddling, the developments in the Middle East, etc. — Regarding Ukraine, the crisis has noticeably stabilized. However, we should not expect any significant breakthroughs in terms of compliance with the Minsk Agreements in the coming year. The stabilization of the situation in Donbass significantly decreases the risk ...


International Crisis Group Discusses the Impact of Pandemic on Conflicts in Post-Soviet Space

... of international cooperation in combating coronavirus and preventing humanitarian emergencies in armed conflict zones. The participants assessed the consequences of the pandemic for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Eastern Ukraine, as well as the potential role of such organizations as WHO, OSCE, and ICRC in providing humanitarian assistance to the population in conflict zones. The meeting was attended by over a hundred experts, diplomats, journalists, and public figures....


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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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