Tag Archives: Russia

Feb 25 2016

The International Politics of the Refugee Crisis

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By Vassilios Paipais Last Wednesday, Vienna hosted a meeting of Balkan countries involving Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia in divisive move that deliberately excluded the Greek government from decisions concerning the tackling of the mounting refugee … Continue reading

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Jul 20 2015

Identity politics and kin-state relations from the bottom-up in Crimea and Moldova

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By Eleanor Knott In 1991, Moldova declared itself an independent state as part of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. In 2014, the recognised Ukrainian territory of Crimea was annexed by Russia. Here, Eleanor Knott discusses identity politics and kin-state … Continue reading

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Jul 10 2015

Is the BRICS Bank an alternative for Greece?

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By Konstantinos Myrodias and Panos Chatzinikolaou This article concerns Greece’s potential accession to the New Development Bank established by the BRICS and examines whether BRICS Bank provides an alternative for Greece to rescue its economy in such a crucial moment of negotiations among Greece, … Continue reading

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Apr 16 2015

Time for a New Western Strategy in Ukraine

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By Robert W. Murray To date, the western strategy towards the ongoing war in Ukraine has been a failure. Not only has there been no cessation of violence, but the violence in certain areas of Eastern Ukraine is actually worsening, … Continue reading

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Dec 3 2014

“We have a long history of getting it wrong on Russia” – Interview with David Crouch

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Euro Crisis in the Press talks to David Crouch about media coverage of EU-Russia relations and the recent search for Russian submarines off the Swedish coast. You were covering the recent search for Russian submarines off the Swedish coast. How well … Continue reading

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Mar 27 2014

Who has seized power in Crimea?

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By Ellie Knott According to recent statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov,Russia has claimed to be acting to protect the rights not just of citizens and military personnel, but also compatriots and Russian speakers in Crimea. But how … Continue reading

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Mar 5 2014

Not all Ethnic Russians in Crimea Have a Political Affinity with Moscow

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By Ellie Knott Throughout the Ukraine crisis, Crimea has been described as a region with strong sympathies toward Russia. Based on her own research in the region, Ellie Knott takes issue with the prevailing view that ethnic Russians in Crimea … Continue reading

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Mar 28 2013

Cyprus and the Fate of Russian Money

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By Maria Brock Much attention has been paid across Europe in recent weeks to the role of Russian money in the Cypriot economy. Maria Brock explores reactions to the Cypriot crisis in the Russian press. Since the beginning of the Cyprus … Continue reading

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