"Such a rapid devaluation of the rouble this week seems to be caused by a very risky decision to buy Rosneft's bonds," exiled Russian economist and professor of the Paris Institute for Political Sciences Sergey Guriyev writes in his article in the Financial Times. According to the scholar, the Russian authorities, who are obviously behind the deal, have shown what they think about the oil company's interests more than about saving the collapsing economy and financial market, which is experiencing unprecedented turmoil.
Die Welt published an article devoted to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine headlined "Brüssel will Poroschenko nicht empfangen" ("Brussels does not want to receive Poroshenko"). "The EU and Ukraine are arguing over the policy towards Russia. The Ukrainian government wants tougher sanctions. Right now Brussels is not even ready to receive President Poroshenko," the article begins.
Foreign Policy magazine published an article by Jamila Trindle entitled "Who Will Foot the Bill in Ukraine?" devoted to the economic crisis the former Soviet republic is facing. "When it comes to fighting the economic battle over Ukraine, the West has been much more willing to hit Russia in its pocketbook than play sugar daddy to Kiev," the article begins.
World press on Ukrainian crisis and EU policy towards former Soviet republics (December 13-14, 2014)
Der Tagesspiegel published an article headlined "Osteuropa-Experten sehen Russland als Aggressor" ("Experts in Eastern Europe view Russia as an aggressor"). Over 100 prominent German and Austrian experts studying Eastern Europe have issued a memorandum calling for territorial integrity and statehood, Der Tagesspiegel informs.
Hurriyet Daily News published an article by Ismet Berkan headlined ''Inequality is the only problem in Turkish education.''
Hurriyet Daily News published an article by Murat Yetkin entitled "Did the PKK withdraw its threshold condition for Kurdish peace?"
Forbes puublished an article headlined "Russia Is A Threat To Georgia, Says Former Defense Minister" devoted to the unsettled Georgian-Russian conflict.
The New York Times reports on the results of the Monday meeting between the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The American newspaper presents Putin’s decision to redirect the South Stream pipeline to Turkey as a rare diplomatic defeat for Russia.
World press on the elections in Moldova (December 1, 2014)"Moldovans voted on Sunday in parliamentary elections widely seen as a referendum on whether to align with Europe - and re-elect the current coalition government in favor of this …
Hurriyet Daily News published an article headlined "The pope’s interfaith dialogue with Erdoğan."
World press on the Russia's relations with OPEC (November 27, 2014)"Can Vladimir Putin save Saudi Arabia's sheikhs from the glut of oil? In a world swamped with cheap, unsold crude oil, the powerful petroleum cartel needs Vladimir Putin …
World press on the extension of Iran nuclear talks and Irani-Israeli relations (November 25-26)"Israel greets extension of Iran nuclear talks with relief" reads the title of the article published by the Washington Post.“The fact that …
World press on Iranian nuclear deal (November 23-24, 2014)The latest round of talks between Iran and the 5+1 mediators in Vienna continues to be in the focus of international press."Iran Nuclear Negotiators, Facing Key Differences, …
World press on political situation in Turkey, US midterm elections and their impact on the region (November 21-22, 2014)
Hurriyet Daily News published an article by Ali Cinar entitled "The impact of midterm elections upon Turkey and the Turkish community."
World press on the Iranian nuclear deal (November 20, 2014)The last round of talks between Iran and the six international mediators began in Vienna yesterday. The subject of the Iranian nuclear deal is in the focus of today's media."The …