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Economics International

Relations with Russia are Cold War in all but name

New EU and US sanctions against vital sectors of Russia’s economy is the most comprehensive Western answer to Russia’s continuous support for separatists in Eastern Ukraine. With the Ukrainian army gaining

Economics Europe

Four ways sanctions on Russia may be intensified

In the aftermath of the recent MH17 crash, it is all but certain that international pressure on Russia will be ramped up. Here are four ways it might happen. The

Economics Europe

Four risks associated with Lithuania’s euro adoption

Lithuania is on track to become the 19th member of the eurozone, given that the country has finally met all convergence criteria. Yet the intense desire for further integration in

Europe Politics

Presidential elections bring Ukraine closer to the West

The success of the presidential elections and the clean victory of the pro-European candidate Petro Poroshenko will bring Ukraine closer to the West, but the conflict with Russia is likely

Europe Natural resources and energy

Austria-Russia gas deal exposes EU disunity over Ukraine

A recent gas deal between Austrian energy company OMV and Russian gas exporter Gazprom exposes fractures within the European Union bloc over responses to the Ukraine crisis and threatens the

Europe Security

Crimea annexation comes with host of problems for Russia

Russia will bear the brunt of recently annexed Crimea’s long-term economic, financial and political problems. President Putin made a triumphant visit to Crimea on the 9th May, as the region

Economics South and Central Asia

Russia faces expanding regional debt crisis

Recent data released by Russia’s Court of Accounts indicates that the country’s regional governments are facing crisis situations with regional debts. In the past year, the level of total regional

Economics Europe

IMF oks Ukraine support plan, but risks could derail it

The $17 billion package will support fiscal adjustment and increased competitiveness. But the threat of losing control of Eastern Ukraine and risks in implementation make stability far from certain. The

Economics International

Sanctions against Russia cause greater capital inflows to Brazil

The Russian Federation’s actions in the Crimea continue to reverberate throughout the world. Far away from Eastern Europe, even Brazil is likely to feel the effects of Russian choices as short-term

Economics South and Central Asia

Taking Crimea may throw Russia into recession

Russian leaders may celebrate annexing Crimea, but it will cost the Russian economy. Already weak, this latest move threatens to send the country into recession. Following the successful referendum on Crimean independence and