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Economics Europe

Russia: Michael Calvey’s shock arrest

Renowned investment mogul, Michael Calvey, is currently held in pretrial detention by Moscow authorities.

Security

Ramzan Kadyrov’s unchecked power in the Caucasus

Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of the Chechen Republic, has sparked controversy with his recent acts of aggression in neighbouring Republic of Ingushetia. Despite years of human rights abuses in Chechnya, Putin has remained virtually silent, effectively condoning these actions and bolstering Kadyrov’s regime.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 11 – 17 March 2018

Putin set to win another presidential term. Special election in Pennsylvania provides political bellwhether. Bank of Japan releases meeting minutes. All in the Week Ahead. RUSSIA:  Putin set to win

Asia Pacific Security

Japan needs its own agenda to better trade ties with Russia

Recently, Sergey Lavrov visited Japan to discuss bilateral cooperation. The visit’s real aim was to stress the value to Russia of a more independent Japan.

Economics Europe

Russia could suffer economic blowback from Syria intervention

Russia’s domestic economy risks a further blow from the ongoing military operation in Syria. Already damaged by low oil prices, capital flight, inflation and western sanctions, Russia’s domestic economy risks

Middle East/North Africa Security

Russia’s sudden military build-up in Syria

Recent reports suggest a Russian military build-up in Syria as President Vladimir Putin searches for new venues to stoke both domestic and international legitimacy — an expanded foray into the

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Brazilian minister delivers remarks. FOMC board member to give speech calling for interest hike. Putin meets Xi Jinping. U.S. releases trade figures. G-20 ministers and central bankers meet. All in the Weekly Risk

Economics Europe

Russia unveils anti-crisis plan to rescue its economy

In response to Standard and Poor’s downgrade of Russia’s credit rating to junk, the government has adopted a $35 billion anti-crisis plan. However, the document is ambiguous and the measures

International Politics

Op-Ed: Boycott the Games

“If all GB athletes wore rainbow flags and Cameron turned up to the Kremlin with a rainbow tie, then that would be great,” said Anna Grigoryeva, 24, a Cambridge student