Two questions arise when the role of a diaspora in crisis is considered. Do diasporas embody an internal threat to the security of the nation state? And why do some efforts to use diasporas as a tool of international politics succeed while others fail? In this paper, the Ukrainian 2014-2015...
Economy and Society
This research area deals with economic issues and the evolution of the Russian society (formation of elites, human potential, youth, middle class, protests..)
Russia, as the fourth largest greenhouse-gas emitter in the world, and a major supplier of fossil fuels causing these emissions, played a decisive role in the enforcement of the Kyoto Protocol, the main instrument of global climate policy so far.
"Green Economy": Opportunities and Constraints for Russian Companies Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 79, August 2014
The article explores the importance of a transition to a “green economy” for Russia, as well as the potential opportunities and constraints for its national businesses.
Russia's Academy of Sciences' Reform: Causes and Consequences for Russian Science Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 77, May 2014
This paper analyzes the origins and causes of the radical reforms undertaken in Russia’s academic sciences sector, which resulted in the fusion of three state academies in 2013.
The Influence of the State on Expanding Russian MNEs: Advantage or Handicap? Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 73, December 2013
Government influence is crucial for the international operations of firms in emerging economies. However, these firms have varied experience of government interventions: some benefit more, some less, while the government roles vary among countries and industries.
The WTO and the Customs Union: What Consequences for the Russian Banking Sector? Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 66, October 2012
Russia is now a member of World Trade Organization (WTO) and of the Eurasian Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Questions remain over how this new global and regional integration will affect the competitive environment of the Russian banking services industry.
Ukraine at the Crossroads: Between the EU DCFTA and Customs Union Russie.Nei.Reports, No. 11, April 2012
After serious decline in the 1990s, Ukraine's economy finally started its recovery and systemic reform in early 2000. While the economy rapidly grew by 2008, its transformation remained unfinished. Ukraine has three possible roads to development.
As Moscow and the WTO Member States have finally established terms on which Russia will accede to the organization, thoughts turn to the impact of this historic event and the potential for it to play a role in the modernization of the country’s economy. The process has been long, with Russia...