Post Tagged with: "Russia"

North Korea: Putin context

North Korea: Putin context

September 28, 2017 at 10:23 AM

A new source of legitimacy From the recent Hydrogen bomb test, to the launch of a missile over Japanese territory, to threats to bomb the US island territory of Guam, North Korea’s determined efforts to develop its nuclear weapons program have kept global leaders on edge this past summer. MostRead More

Restraining the Bear: NATO, Eastern Europe, and Russia

Restraining the Bear: NATO, Eastern Europe, and Russia

March 22, 2015 at 2:18 PM

The post-Cold War order has come to an end and NATO, after 13 years of out-of-area operations in Afghanistan has returned home, returned to its original mission of collective self-defense.

Let’s talk about Vlad

Let’s talk about Vlad

March 19, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Putin loves Russia as if it was his own child. But, as you may know, too much love has a negative effect on clear and objective thinking. As a result, his politics of ‘end is more important that the means’ can lead to grave consequences either for him or less importantly, for global cooperation and peace.

Russia and her friends: Kazakhstan

Russia and her friends: Kazakhstan

September 23, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Given Putin’s treatement of Ukraine, do Russia’s allies have cause for concern?     The president of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev has been showing signs of engaging in ethnopolitics to preserve the state’s sovereignty. The practice of ethnopolitics has been applied by leaders throughout centuries. It implies theRead More

Map describing the capital flight from developing countries.

The New Development Bank: about shielding or tackling corruption?

September 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Western countries have often denounced the systemic corruption in the BRICS. In the hour of the creation of the New Development Bank we can wonder how the phenomenon of corruption is apprehended in those countries and also to what extend the analysis and denunciation of corruption is made “by westernRead More

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

September 4, 2014 at 4:11 AM

Why the development of the BRICS into a functioning international organization offers Brazil a unique opportunity to revitalize its foreign policy             On July 14, the heads of states of the BRICS countries gathered in Fortaleza, Brazil for their sixth summit. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa share theRead More

The BRICS and Latin America

The BRICS and Latin America

August 7, 2014 at 4:27 AM

 What does the future hold for the BRICS and Latin America? Is this the ushering of a new phase of South-South cooperation?

Source: The Telegraph

Eastern Europe: The competition re-initiated

July 28, 2014 at 5:28 AM

Author’s Foreword regarding the scenario on Eastern Europe : This article would be about the competing policies of Russia and the EU towards their shared neighborhood: Eastern Europe. Thereby recent efforts will be outlined of the two regional powers in including countries such as Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and the UkraineRead More

Source: Daily Stromer

Mutual (In)dependence: Russia and Europe

July 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Disputes over the crisis in Ukraine have significantly worsened relations between Russia and Europe. But there is still one important factor which makes the process of breaking the ‘friendship’ difficult.   A newly built gas vessel is due to arrive to one of Lithuania’s ports on the Baltic sea. TheRead More

Men install a Russian flag and a Crimean flag Monday on the roof of a city hall . Source :NPR

Who will pay for the dream of the Imperialist? A review of the Crimea Situation

May 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM

In light of the recent annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation- or it may be more relevant to say the ‘annexation of Crimea by Putin’ – I have decided to roughly estimate the price of this geographical change. This article’s purpose is to evaluate the annexation in terms of its implications for the Russian economy.