(Washington Post) “Gazprom in its current form spreads so much cash around that, as Sam Greene, who studies state-society relations at the New Economic School here, put it, ‘They subsidize essentially the way politics is run in the country.’”Read the full article | © The Washington PostCumbersome Gazprom losing its cloutBy Will Englund and Kathy LallyPublished: September 23, 2012
(Global Post) MOSCOW, Russia — It may have taken a long time, but it appears the European Union may finally be standing up to Gazprom. The European Commission, the EU’s executive body, last week launched an antitrust investigation into the Russian state gas behemoth’s European trading operations. That prompted a fiery reaction from the Kremlin that threatens a major confrontation over an issue at the heart of Moscow’s economic and political relations with...
ПОНАРС Евразия 08 Aug 2012
(Compilation) Pavel Baev: Russia’s Arctic Policy and the Northern Fleet Modernization, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (Ifri), August.George Gavrilis: Central Asia’s Border Woes & the Impact of International Assistance, Central Eurasia Project, Open Society Foundations, May/June.Vladimir Gelman: Putin’s Fear Strategy is Losing Its Edge, Moscow Times, July 12; Treshchiny v stene (“Cracks in the Wall”), Pro et Contra, vol.16, N1-2....
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Харрис Милонас 01 Jun 2012
(Wilson Center) The populist backlash against austerity measures may force Greece to abandon the euro, sparking contagion in other parts of Europe. Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., PONARS Eurasia member Harris Mylonas examines the influence of local politics on economic reforms. Click here to watch (Wilson Center website).
ПОНАРС Евразия 30 May 2012
(Announcement) Keep up with all forthcoming PONARS Eurasia blogs and news on our recently debuted Twitter and Facebook sites.Follow PONARS Eurasia on Twitter at @ponarseurasia.Like PONARS Eurasia on Facebook.
Кори Велт 01 May 2012
(CAP) The U.S. Congress in the coming months will consider whether to grant “permanent normal trade relations” with Russia as part of Russia’s pending accession to the World Trade Organization. Russian membership in the organization is a foregone conclusion, but U.S. trade relations with Russia would suffer if Congress balks at granting normal trade relations to Moscow once Russia joins the organization. Further complicating the issue is whether Congress...
Кори Велт 17 Apr 2012
(Valdai Discussion Club) Given the obvious challenges to normalizing Russian-Georgian relations, the year 2012 started off on a cautiously optimistic note. Last November, Russia and Georgia successfully concluded bilateral negotiations enabling the World Trade Organization to extend Russia an invitation for membership. These negotiations led to an agreement that provides a mechanism for renewed economic activity between the two states, if they so desire,...
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