13 May 2015
Stress Tests for Kazakhstan
Author: International Crisis Group
International Crisis Group (ICG)
This paper examines Kazakhstan's relationship with Russia, following the latter's foreign policy interventions in Ukraine in 2014/2015.
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7 May 2015
TRAC: A Market-based Tax on Capital Flight as an Alternative to Grexit
Author: Daniel Gros
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
This commentary discusses the difficulties Greece faces over capital flight and outlines a proposal for how the Greek government could limit capital flight.
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4 May 2015
Corporate Commitments to Deforestation-free Supply Chains: An Expedition
Author: Frances Seymour
Center for Global Development (CGD)
This essay addresses the challenges likely to be faced by corporations and non-governmental organizations as they collaborate to implement the commitments they have made to create deforestation-free commodity supply chains.
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Transfer of Know-how for Small and Mid-Size Businesses in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine--White Paper: Moldova
Author: Magdolna Sass, Oliver Kovacs, Lidis Garbovan, Renata Anna Jaksa, Gabor Hunya
Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)
This report discusses the potential for developing small and mid-size (SME) businesses in Moldova.
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: The Services Dimension
Author: Patrick Messerlin
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) /
Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR)
This paper examines the main elements of the debates around the service sector dimension of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
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What Role for Natural Resources in Botswana’s Quest for Economic Diversification?
Author: Ross Harvey
South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
This brief examines options that Botswana has to diversify its economy in light of the likely decline of revenue from its diamond mining industry, upon which the country has depended since shortly after it gained independence.
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From Frozen Ties to Strategic Engagement: US-Iran Relationship in 2030
Author: Roman Muzalevsky
Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College (SSI)
Based on the seeming thaw in US-Iran relations, this monograph examines how the strategic dynamics between the two countries might evolve over time.
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Comparative Connections, Volume 17, Number 1
Author: Carl Baker, Jiun Bang, David G Brown, See-Won Byun, Aidan Foster-Carter, Ralph A Cossa, Catharin Dalpino, Bonnie Glaser, Brad Glosserman, Michael J Green, Chin-Hao Huang, David Kang, Satu Limaye, Stephen Noerper, James J Przystup, Kevin C Scott, Sheldon Simon, Scott Snyder, Robert Sutter, Nicholas Szechenyi, Jacqueline Vitello, Yu Bin
Pacific Forum CSIS
This issue of the "Comparative Connections" reviews key bilateral relationships in East Asia, as well as relations between countries in this region and the US, from January to April 2015.
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Oil Rents, Policy and Social Development
Author: Franklin Obeng-Odoom
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
This paper discusses the way the government in Ghana uses its oil rents and whether it benefits the Ghanaian people.
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