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KTO KOVO?

by Coit Blackervia Analysis
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Russia’s aggressive actions in the Ukraine are intended to signal to the West that there are limits to what Russia will accept in what it sees as aggressive Western action against Russia, even if Russia’s intervention comes at the cost of a split Ukraine. Ukraine will likely remain a frozen conflict, with the real issue being “for how long, and what cost, Putin will seek to impose his vision of the new Russia on the neighboring states of the region”.

Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (19:19)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discusses Transparency International's ranking of Gazprom on the John Batchelor Show.

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Confused Survey Says Two Russian Energy Giants Top Google And Apple In Corporate Transparency

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, November 24, 2014

Transparency International ranks Russia’s two state-owned energy giants in the middle of the top 124 world companies for “transparency” because both have adopted detailed anti-corruption rules. The rankings do not ask whether these companies actually comply with their rules.

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Michael McFaul on The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Friday, November 21, 2014

Senior Fellow Michael McFaul discusses the ongoing crisis in Ukraine on MSNBC's The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart.

Other Media

Maybe They’ll Listen To Kissinger

mentioning Henry A. Kissingervia PJ Media
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been trying to explain to the adolescents in charge of American foreign policy in both parties that our Ukraine policy has been a disaster.

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At G20, Will Sanctions Or Casualties Deter Russia?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Friday, November 14, 2014

Contrary to Vladimir Putin’s assurances that “Ukraine is not our business,” Russia has suffered 15,000-20,000 dead and wounded on the Ukrainian field of battle, in addition to declining living standards, economic isolation and the expensive subsidization of occupied Ukrainian territories.

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Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (19:15)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discusses potential Republican legislation to address the crisis in Ukraine on the John Batchelor Show.

Moscow, Russia
Other Media

CNN Will End Broadcasts From Russia By The End Of The Year

quoting Michael McFaulvia Value Walk
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Turner International’s Cable News Network, more well-known today as CNN, announced on Monday, November 10th that it planned to end news gathering and news broadcasting operations in Russia by the end of this year. The firm cited new laws that limits foreign ownership of media businesses operating in Russia.

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Mark Harrison on PostNauka

interview with Mark Harrisonvia PostNauka
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Research Fellow Mark Harrison discusses studying the Soviet economy on PostNauka.

Moscow, Russia
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Russia Uses Semantics to Walk Back Recognition of Donbass Elections Before G20 Summit

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Kremlin is attempting a shopworn gambit to avoid further sanctions and shield Putin from world opprobrium at the G20 conference. Russia now declares it does not recognize the Donetsk and Luhansk elections. Instead it respects them. What difference do such semantics make? What greater recognition is there than to supply troops, tanks, missiles and other heavy weaponry to those so-called republics whose elections you “respect” but claim not to “recognize”?

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