Speeches and Articles

Analytical Bulletin, No.3 (34), March 2015

April 2, 2015

The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its most recent analytical bulletin. The main topics of this issue are:  Russia’s image abroad, cooperation between Russia and Latvia, the perspectives of the Asian economy, Chinese investment activities in the European Union.

The annotation of Analytical Bulletin No.3 (34) can be found bellow. The full text of the bulletin in Russian can be found here.

Issue 3 (34)

Analytical Bulletin, Issue 2 (33), February 2015

March 5, 2015

The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its most recent analytical bulletin. The main topics of this issue are: the meeting in the “Normandy format” in Minsk, Munich Security Conference, the new Report of the Trilateral Commission regarding Russia, agendas of the structural reforms of the world leading economies.

The annotation of Analytical Bulletin No.2 (33), can be found bellow. The full text of the bulletin in Russian can be found here.

Analytical Bulletin, Issue 1(32), January 2015

February 3, 2015

The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its most recent analytical bulletin.The main topics  of this issue are:  some challenges for Europe in context of the terrorist attacks in

Analytical Bulletin, No.11/12, November-December 2014

December 23, 2014

The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its most recent analytical bulletin.

Analytical Bulletin, Issue 10 (29), October 2014

November 13, 2014

The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its most recent analytical bulletin. The main topics of this issue are: the Trilateral Commission on the Ukrainian Crisis and future of the EU; the formation of the Transatlantic and Transpacific Partnerships; European security yesterday and today; the current state of the global economy; trends and forecasts for oil prices.

The annotation of Analytical Bulletin No. 10 (29), can be found below. The full text of the bulletin in Russian can be found here.

Issue 10 (29)

In this issue:

Igor Yurgens. Belgrade Meeting of the Trilateral Commission

On the Victims of the Sanctions

October 13, 2014

An article written by Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development, titled "The West vs. Russia: The Unintended Consequences of Targeted Sanctions" has been published on the website of the magazine The National Interest. The article focuses on Russia’s relationship with its Western partners this year.

Analytical Bulletin, Issue 9 (28), September 2014

October 1, 2014

The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its most recent analytical bulletin. The main topics of this issue are: the participation of Russia and Western countries in the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis; new challenges to global security and Russia’s role in global institutions; the Russian financial sector and the impact of sanctions.

The annotation of Analytical Bulletin No. 9 (28), can be found below. The full text of the bulletin in Russian can be found here.

Issue 9 (28)

In this issue:

Janis Urbanovic. The Burden of the Western World, or the Ukrainian Crisis as a Reflection of the Humiliation and Helplessness of Diplomacy

Analytical Bulletin, Issue 7/8 (26/27), July/August 2014

August 14, 2014

The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its most recent analytical bulletin. The main topics of this issue are: the sanctions war, results of the BRICS summit, and the IMF on the prospects for the global economy.

The annotation of Analytical Bulletin No. 7/8 (26/27), can be found below. The full text of the bulletin in Russian can be found here.

Issue 7/8 (26/27), July/August 2014

Igor Yurgens. Sanctions Again...

Two Integration Projects in Europe: Dead End of Struggle

July 11, 2014

This report represents the first part of a project targeting the problems and prospects of two economic integration projects in Greater Europe — the European project (European Union) and the Eurasian project (Russia, the Customs Union and the Eurasian Economic Union). The presented study pays particular attention to the EU’s Eastern Partnership, Ukraine’s gains and losses stemming from its internal crisis and implications of its “European choice”, and the implications of this choice for Moldova. The aggregate results and calculations as well as the underlying methodologies are substantiated in the full text of the report, which is available in Russian.

Analytical Bulletin, Issue 5/6 (24/25), May/June 2014

June 23, 2014

The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its most recent analytical bulletin. The main topics of this issue are: the dead end in the integration struggle in Europe; the Russian economy’s turn to the east; the current and future prospects of NATO; global health security; foreign policy and public opinion in Germany.

The annotation of Analytical Bulletin No. 5/6 (24/25) can be found below. The full text of the bulletin in Russian can be found here.

Issue 5/6 (24/25), May/June 2014

Janis Urbanovics. Baltic Forum: from an Integration Bridge to Aide for Ukraine