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  Western sanctions against Russia: a closer look

Vaidotas Ðernius
2014 07 15

On 22-24 May an International Economic Forum was held in St.Petersburg; the 21st World Petroleum Congress was organised in Moscow on 15-19 June. The analysis of the two events reveals the attitude of Western world toward sanctions against Russian Federation.

 
 
 
  Approaching China: Russia’s risky game

Viktor Denisenko
2014 07 11

Recently China has become a central theme of Russian political discourse. According to Moscow, having united its forces with China, Russia could squeeze out the U.S. from the dominant positions in international relations. However, according to sceptics, China is more dangerous for Russia than Western world.   

 
 
 
  Why Lukashenko is so fond of new Ukraine?

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2014 07 03

The recent Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s behaviour and his statements in the context of his relations with Russia are staggering. When the Kremlin has been persistently highlighting the unconstitutional nature of revolution in Ukraine and illegitimate power of the acting president, Belarusian President met Alexander Turchinov. „Negotiations were very useful. [...]. We were able to find understanding about all the problems and issues that concern us“. 

 
 
 
  EEU: between politics and economy

Viktor Denisenko
2014 06 30

The profile of the major Moscow‘s geopolitical Project – Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is becoming increasingly apparent. With this union Russia wants to strengthen its positions in the post-soviet space, but hardly the EEU will become a Soviet-Union‘s Option No 2. Moscow‘s goals are quite obvious, but will membership in this union be beneficial for Belarus and Kazakhstan?

 
 
 
  Sanctions to Russia: who will laugh best? (1)

Viktor Denisenko
2014 06 23

Russia‘s role and influence with respect to the events in Ukraine urged the West to impose sanctions against Russia. Moscow laughed off the first signs of sanctions and their scope, but today nobody knows who will laugh best.

 
 
 
  The main topic of the conference – the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Information of CGS
2014 06 09

On June 3rd The Centre for Geopolitical Studies held a conference “The conflicts in the South Caucasus as a geopolitical strategy tools for strengthening the positions”. The main topic of the conference was the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and Khojaly tragedy, which is sometimes even named a genocide.

 
 
 
  Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union moves south: the case of Kyrgyzstan

Fabio Belafatti, Coordinator of the Centre of Contemporary Central Asian Studies (Vilnius University, Oriental Studies Centre) and lecturer of Central Asian Politics
2014 06 09

For some former Soviet countries, the decision to align with Russia is not a matter of competing geopolitical strategies: it’s a necessity dictated by economic reasons and by Moscow’s massive blackmailing power. One such case is Kyrgyzstan, in Central Asia. This however does not mean that joining the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union is necessarily bad. For some states, including Kyrgyzstan itself, the risks of being “left behind” are just too big to be ignored.

 
 
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Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine may get the status of the U.S. allies without NATO membership

2014 07 18

The U.S. Congress passed in two readings the draft law on the prevention of Russian aggression, according to which the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia are granted the status of the U.S. allies without the membership in NATO.



Lavrov threatened Ukraine nuclear bomb in case of war for the Crimea

2014 07 11

’Sotsіalna Krajina’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov promised that Russia will use all forces and means against Ukraine, if Ukraine decided to fight for the return of the Crimea. This was stated by Lavrov on Wednesday after a meeting with his Italian counterpart Federica Mogherini, reported RIA "Novosti".



EU responded to Russia: Ukraine has the right to defend its sovereignty

2014 07 10

The European Union has taken note of recent developments in Eastern Ukraine, in particular the fact that the Ukrainian authorities have resumed control of several towns formerly held by illegal armed formations.



Dmitry Sinevsky. Moldova ratified the Association Agreement with the EU

2014 07 08

The Parliament of Moldova voted for the ratification of the Agreement on the membership of the country in the EU. During a special session of the Parliament 59 MPs voted for the approval of the Agreement, and four MPs were against.



Russia has warned Moldova about the consequences of the EU integration

2014 06 24

Russia warns Moldova against the risks of integration into the EU, reported to RIA Novosti Alexei Likhachev, the Deputy Minister of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation.



Asya Solnyshkova. Latvian economy continues to grow rapidly

2014 06 19

In the first quarter of this year compared with the same period last year Latvia was the fourth in the EU in terms of the economy growth, according to the statistical office Eurostat.



Foreign Policy: according to investment attractiveness Lithuania bypassed Latvia and Estonia, the worst situation being in Russia and Angola

2014 06 17

Profit investment ratio, presented in the magazine ForeignPolicy, says that Lithuania is the most favourable state for investments in the Baltic countries and the second by the profitability of investments in Europe, IA REGNUM was informed on 4 June at the investment promotion agency InvestinLithuania under the Ministry of Economy in Lithuania.


 

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