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A Study of Youth in Three Post-Soviet States

November 29th, 2012 · No Comments · Geopolitics

A review of Nadia Diuk’s book by Vladimir Kara-Murza . .  relevant to the “revolutions” in the Middle-East and Eastern Europe. What Are They Thinking? A Study of Youth in Three Post-Soviet States Vladimir Kara-Murza The Next Generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan: Youth, Politics, Identity, and Change Nadia M. Diuk (Plymouth: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012) […]

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Vladimir Putin : Being strong: National security guarantees for Russia

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Geopolitics

  Article by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Rossiiskaya Gazeta  February 2012 Being strong: National security guarantees for Russia The world is changing, and the transformations underway could hide various risks, often unpredictable risks. In a world of economic and other upheaval, there is always the temptation to resolve one’s problems at another’s expense, through […]

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The Journal’s Russia Scandal and Liesman

December 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Geopolitics, Markets

Moscow Just before Christmas in 1997, as a tumultuous stock-market crisis ravaged emerging markets in every corner of the globe, readers of the Wall Street Journal were treated to some good news: Russia was going to emerge from the mess unscathed. While conceding that “few debt markets outside Southeast Asia were hit harder by recent financial […]

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The Medvedev Doctrine and American Strategy

September 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Geopolitics

Politics at the global level – challenges facing the USA. The Medvedev Doctrine and American Strategy September 2, 2008  By George Friedman The United States has been fighting a war in the Islamic world since 2001. Its main theaters of operation are in Afghanistan and Iraq, but its politico-military focus spreads throughout the Islamic world, […]

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