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Moscow International Business Center. Photo by Dmitry97ken, Wikipedia Commons.
Moscow International Business Center. Photo by Dmitry97ken, Wikipedia Commons.


Do Sanctions On Russia Create More Problems Than They Solve? – Analysis

By Simon Hoellerbauer* The sanctions on Russia seem to be working. The sanctions, coupled with large victories by pro-Western parties in 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary elections, may contribute to a sense that matters are heading in the right direction for the U.S. Why then did Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov say that the sanctions will fail? Partly, […]

Euro bills
Euro bills


Million Of Euros Recovered In Operation Against Excise Fraud

Europol and Eurojust supported an operation on 24 March targeting several organized crime groups (OCGs) suspected of excise fraud. Millions of euros were recovered and 61 searches and seizures were conducted. Law enforcement and prosecution authorities of six Member States executed 53 freezing orders and arrested eight individuals. Excise fraud is often cross-border in nature, […]

North Korea's Kim Jong Un
North Korea's Kim Jong Un


Driving Forces Behind Russo-North Korean Rapprochement – Analysis

By Hidetoshi Azuma* Russia will host North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Moscow on 9 May, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat. The Kremlin’s invitation of Kim to this symbolic event is an outcome of the growing Russo-North Korean rapprochement. Such a warming relationship is part of Asia’s emerging geopolitical landscape […]