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Working papers.

Elena Ananieva "Russia and the Brexit: be careful of simple solutions to complex problems". Working Paper №4, 2016 (№18)

The Brexit referendum asked the British to give a simple answer to a complex question. Unfortunately, the results of the referendum will not be so simple to sort out, and for Russia, too.

Elena Ananieva. Working Paper №3, 2016 (№17). What Brexit means for Russia. ENG

Russia would be an unlikely beneficiary of Brexit, should one ultimately occur – and here’s why.

Alexey Gromyko, Vladislav Belov. Working Paper №2, 2016 (№16). Normandy Format and Munich Security Conference: controversial results. ENG

Cautious hopes for the progress at the “Normandy Four” talks during Munich Security Conference did not materialize. Apparently, no concrete agreement was reached. The main result was the confirmation of the parties’ readiness to meet again in March.

Alexey Gromyko. Working paper №1, 2016 (№15). Following Litvinenko, UK-Russia relations are now at their lowest point since the 1980s. ENG

On 21 January, an inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko in London published conclusions implicating the Russian government in his murder. Alexey Gromyko writes that it will be impossible to know the full details of the case until classified information is released, which could take decades. He argues that the case is nevertheless of secondary importance to the wider issue of UK-Russian relations, with events in Syria, Ukraine and the outcome of the US presidential election likely to be the key factors moving forward.

Alexey Gromyko. Working paper №14, 2015 (№14). Russia, the US, and Smaller Europe (the EU): Competition for Leadership in a Polycentric World. ENG

The author analyzes relations within the triangle – Russia, the EU, and the US and provides an overview of basic research on the contemporary world order and the positions of Europe and Russia. The author elaborates on five types of relationships, which are possible within this triangle.

Alexey Gromyko. Working paper №13, 2015 (№13). On trust and on true causes of the EU-Russia relations break-up. ENG

 

Elena Ananieva. Working paper №12, 2015 (№12). To Win Battle without Losing War. ENG

Elena Ananieva. Working paper №11, 2015 (№11). Britain’s Labour Party: Principles or Power? ENG

 

Alexey Gromyko. Working paper №10, 2015 (№10). Russia’s Conundrum in the post-Soviet Space. ENG

Olga Butorina. Working paper №9, 2015 (№9). Specific features of the Eurasian economic integration model. ENG

The objective of regional integration is to create the most efficient global stratum enabling its participants to enhance the positive effects of globalization and mitigate negative ones. Initial preconditions always dispose the model and mechanisms of regional integration. The author identifies four distinguishing features of Eurasian economic integration and refers to the experience of other regional groupings that may be useful to it.

Vladimir Schveytzer. Working paper №8, 2015 (№8). The European Union: From Elections to Elections. ENG

The author analyzes the electoral process in European politics over the year that has passed since the elections to the European Parliament. The year was full of important events both at country-  and continent-wide levels, with the situation changing in the global space beyond the clearly delineated boundaries of the European Union.

Alexey Gromyko. Working paper №7, 2015 (№7). Reminiscenses about Nikolai Shmelyov. A Farewell to Yevgeny Primakov. ENG

Olga Potemkina. Working paper №6, 2015 (№6). Current Problems of the European Union Immigration Policy. ENG

The increased number of deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea who try to make their way from the coast of Libya to the southern EU states outraged the international community and demanded immediate action from the European Union. The EU Commission is trying to resolve the crisis by using not only immigration policy tools, but the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) as well. The differences between the Member States prevent finding a proper solution in a timely manner.

Alexey Gromyko. Working paper №5, 2015 (№5). «New Normality» or a New Deal. ENG

 

Alexey Gromyko, Valentin Fedorov. Working paper №4, 2015 (№4). To Ban Economic Sactions. ENG

 

Kirill Gusev. Working paper №3, 2015 (№3). Foreign investments, ruble exchange rate and restructuring of the Russian economy. ENG

Author analyses the impact of foreign capital outflow on ruble exchange rate as an instance of vulnerability of the current national economy structure and suggests ways of improving economic policy of the Russian state.

Liudmila Babynina. Working paper №2, 2015 (№2). Iceland and the EU: fish and banks. ENG

The story of Iceland’s entry into the European Union proved to be brief, and, to a significant degree, the result could have been predicted: six years after submitting its application, Iceland withdrew it and halted its negotiations on joining the EU.

Olga Potemkina. Working paper №1, 2015 (№1). The EU-Russia cooperation in fighting terrorism. ENG

The paper deals with the EU-Russia cooperation in fighting terrorism in the condition of sanctions. The author demonstrates that freezing the political dialogue has seriously decreased possibilities and potential of EU-Russia joint actions against the global terrorist threat. The main conclusion is that the shared interests in fighting terrorism and organized crime on the Eurasian space should override short-term tactical calculations.