Transgender Ban vs Russia and China in the Baltic

On Wednesday 25 July 2017, President Trump’s announcement on Twitter that transgender people would be banned from serving in the US military predictably made the headlines. But just days before, Chinese warships entered the Baltic Sea for the first time – a profound development which was barely registered by the…

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No wonder people get global warming and poverty wrong

In 2009, the second edition of Mark Maslin’s book Global Warming. A Very Short Introduction appeared in the well-known series published by Oxford University Press. According to Maslin’s website, the book has sold over 40,000 copies – and yet it betrays a fundamental flaw in thinking, knowledge and understanding before…

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Washington Post gets the Warsaw Pact wrong

The last few weeks have seen efforts and rhetoric by NATO members to mollify the U.S. President following Donald Trump’s various remarks during last year’s campaign and following his election that NATO was obsolete, that the U.S. was paying too much for the alliance and that most other countries were…

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The Struggle for Democracy has Begun

For decades, we have been taking our freedom for granted. But suddenly authoritarian populists are threatening liberal societies worldwide. Time to wake up. Die Zeit, 4 August 2016. *** The headline and subtitle come from Die Zeit, Germany’s most prestigious and “highbrow” weekly broadsheet. Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt was…

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Призма Путина: Проблемы России нельзя решить без кардинального изменения политики

Призма Путина: Проблемы России нельзя решить без кардинального изменения политики Авторы: Йен Прайд и Сюзанн Стаффорд Специально для Письма Инвесторам, Diamond Age Russia Fund В то время, как 2014 год, этот необычайно полный событиями год, приблизился к завершению, Россия снова попала в заголовки мировых СМИ по довольно нерадужному поводу. Коллапс…

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Russia’s Future Prospects & Russia in Comparison with Emerging Markets of the CIS, Africa, Latin America and Asia

Ian Pryde, Founder & CEO of Eurasia Strategy & Communications, is to present a seminar at the Canada-Eurasia-Russia Business Association (CERBA): “Russia’s Future Prospects & Russia in Comparison with Emerging Markets of the CIS, Africa, Latin America and Asia”. Ian will cover topics such as Russia’s “catch up with West”…

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Long-Term Strategy Needed for Success in Russia: German-Russian Chamber of Commerce

Michael Harms, Chairman of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce, is bullish on doing business in Russia, but encourages foreign investors to take the long view of working in the country. What are some of the general challenges of working on the Russian market? There are both current issues and strategic challenges. Since about 2009 and the financial crisis, the Russian economy has been largely…

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