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.

Issue 2 (33)

In this issue:

Yanis Urbanovich. Give Peace a Chance
After a meeting of the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine  A. Merkel and F. Ollande have obtained a global recognition for their resolution to stop the escalation of the Ukrainian conflict. So far, the result of these efforts may be transformed either to a beginning of a new European security era or to ruins of our hopes for regional stabilization.

Sergey Kulik. Global Risks – 2015
On current assessments of geopolitical and geoeconomic risks. Russian role in their evolution and in impacts on increased uncertainty in risks’ scenarios.

Sergey Kulik. Russian “Turn to the East” in the Report of the Trilateral Commission
A review of recommendations and assessments regarding Russian role and policy in the Asia-Pacific region made in the Report of the Trilateral Commission “Engaging Russia: A Return to Containment?”. They represent practical interest  due to the announced Moscow’s “Turn to the East” in foreign policy priorities.

Nikita Maslennikov. Pressing Agendas of Structural Reforms
On increased experts’ attention to a structural-political component of financial policies in different countries and on several drivers of this attention. Among the latter are disbalances between supply and demand in the global economy and a trend of a tougher reassessment of economic and financial policies after 2008-2009. Also in reality it’s hard to see a leading role of structural reforms in a package with monetary regulation and budgetary policies.