“Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan?” It would appear the Kazakh president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, a sinister dictator straight from central casting, would not appreciate Borat’s insight.
Western government officials have long had to reconcile their desire for Kazakhstan’s vast natural resources with the country’s poor record on democracy and human rights.
Vladislav Zubok’s book Collapse: the fall of the Soviet Union examines the causes of the breakup of the Soviet Union and challenges the view that the collapse was inevitable.
The 30 years since the fall of communism show that strong institutions served the transition countries better than a strongman leader — despite a widespread belief to the contrary, found a webinar organised by wiiw.
If th tightens too far too fast (e.g. tapers bond purchases and hikes rates), stock and bond markets will crash; if it allows the current exceedingly loose monetary policy to prevail, inflation may careen out of control. What will it do?
The lack of food security in Afghanistan may soon become a threat to the stability of many other countries.
Analyst says it might suit all sides to agree outcome in which JCPOA “would all but die”, with the parties to then pretend it was still alive to avoid crisis its official death would spur.
Disruptions in global value chains continue to weigh on Central and Eastern Europe, and the Delta variant is blurring the outlook for the fourth quarter. Record high inflation can no longer be written off as temporary as rates rise across CEE.
A new centre-left government in Berlin could help create a two-tier Europe, especially if it promotes rule of law penalties.
Recurring import bans by the Russian agricultural watchdog attest to a problem with Moscow’s idea of free trade.