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Economics Europe

Europe looks towards Russia in response to US foreign policy

President Trump’s use of economic sanctions as foreign policy has led European countries, especially Germany and France, to consider following in Russia’s footsteps. This includes setting up financial institutions beyond American influence to safeguard their interests.

Europe Politics

Opinion: Russia sanctions are a dangerous game

The United States (US) Government has deemed Russia responsible for violating international law by using chemical weapons against its own nationals in the UK. With this declaration, the US has unleashed, and is threatening further, sanctions against Russia. Can they bring forth change in US – Russia dynamic?

Economics Europe

5 reasons Russia’s banking system is heading for trouble

The bailout of two Russian banks will cost the country billions, reduce confidence in its financial system, and may be a sign of more trouble to come.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Russia retaliates against sanctions. Pakistan politics falter. PM Shinzo Abe stabilizes support. India lowers interest rates. All in The Week Ahead.

Europe Politics

Are we seeing the end of anti-Russian sanctions?

Upcoming EU elections promise to see greater prominence of pro-Russian candidates, undermining Europe’s efforts to renew is Russian sanctions in 2017.

Economics Europe

EU policy towards Russia increases Euroscepticism

The EU policy toward Russia and Ukraine is increasing Euroscepticism within national electorates.

Europe Politics

Crisis in Moldova presents opportunity for Russia

Moldova, a small country bordering Ukraine and Romania, has seen its government dismissed after weeks of protests in what has been called ‘Moldova’s Maidan’. Although the EU is preoccupied with

Economics South and Central Asia

Is a trade war brewing between Russia and Kazakhstan?

Russia and Kazakhstan officials claim there is no trade war between their two countries, but the behavior of the two governments follows a pattern of trade disputes between post-Soviet states in

Europe Finance

Russian investments at risk from Ukraine sanctions

Ukraine has passed a new law “On sanctions,” which poses a wide range of risks for Russian investors and companies. While investors from Europe and the US are highly unlikely to

Economics International

Five types of Russian companies targeted by Western sanctions

This reference guide explains which Russian entities have been targeted by Western sanctions and analyzes the intended effects of these measures. The EU, US and a handful of other countries have imposed