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The Case for Providing Lethal Military Aid to Ukraine

Oleksandr Tytarchuk, co-founder of the East European Security Research Initiative Foundation, argues that there are more pros than cons to Ukraine receiving lethal aid from the United States.

9 November 2017 | Oleksandr Tytarchuk
Euro-Atlantic Security|Defence|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Sanctions|Ukraine|United States
Commentary

The Impact of Sanctions on Russian policy

Sergei Guriev, former Rector of the New Economic School in Moscow, argues that the “sanctions have not worked” argument is incorrect arguing that they have resulted in Russia’s recognition that Donetsk and Luhansk are part of Ukraine.

9 April 2015 | Sergei Guriev
Euro-Atlantic Security|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Sanctions|Ukraine
Commentary

The Ukraine Crisis and the Russian Economy

The combination of Western sanctions and an oil price collapse has inflicted a great deal of pain on the Russian economy but the latest opinion polls still show 85 per cent support for Putin and there is debate over just how much of an economic collapse Russian may be facing. In this context,...

13 February 2015 | Ben Aris and Chris Weafer
Euro-Atlantic Security|Economy|Energy|Russia|Sanctions|Ukraine
Commentary

Russia may emerge stronger from the crisis

Pavel Andreev argues that Russia has learnt the lessons of the 1998 financial crash, and that whilst the near future will be difficult Russia will emerge from the current crisis with a more durable economy.

27 January 2015 | Pavel Andreev
Euro-Atlantic Security|Economy|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Sanctions
Commentary

Will the crisis be a wake-up call to reform the Russian economy?

Chris Weafer observes that the uniformly negative analysis of Russia’s economic prospects in 2015 obscure a crucial aspect, that the Russian economy may be forced into reforms that will improve growth in the long-term.

21 January 2015 | Chris Weafer
Euro-Atlantic Security|Economy|Energy|Russia|Sanctions