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Armenia surrenders to Russia on the issue of the Customs Union

 Armenia surrenders to Russia on the issue of the Customs Union

Mehmet Fatih Oztarsu

10 September, 2013

Armenia, no longer able to withstand the pressures applied by Russia, has finally agreed to enter the Customs Union. Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan, during a Sept. 2 visit to discuss Russian-Armenian relations in Moscow, made a surprise announcement that Armenia would be entering into the Customs Union formed by a Russian initiative.

The Kremlin's Collapsing Eurasian Sandcastle

 The Kremlin's Collapsing Eurasian Sandcastle

Anton Barbashin, Hannah Thoburn

September 11, 2013

*Anton Barbashin is a Moscow-based International Relations researcher and analyst who has published in Russia's Moskovsky Komsomolets and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Hannah Thoburn is a Eurasia analyst based in Washington and is one of the Foreign Policy Initiative’s 2012-2013 future leaders.

Vladimir Putin’s dream of creating a Eurasian Union is about to breathe its last breath. Over the past several weeks, Russia has made headlines with its bullying of Ukraine for the latter’s intention to sign an association agreement with the European Union in November.

Syria, America and Putin's bluff

 Syria, America and Putin's bluff

George Friedman

9 September, 2013

In recent weeks I've written about U.S. President Barack Obama's bluff on Syria and the tightrope he is now walking on military intervention. There is another bluff going on that has to be understood, this one from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

No Progress from G-20 Leaders

 No Progress from G-20 Leaders

By Carsten Volkery

6 September 2013

G-20 leaders did not see eye-to-eye on military intervention in Syria.

 

The G-20 summit ended worse than expected on Friday -- with acrimony, division and name-calling over Syria. The conference, which was originally conceived as an economic forum, also failed to deliver results on global recovery.

Putin's No Stalin

 Putin's No Stalin

Dimitri A. Simes

September 4, 2013

*Dimitri A. Simes is an editorial assistant at the National Interest.

As world leaders get ready to convene in St. Petersburg for the annual G-20 meeting, they ought to be wary of an increasingly fashionable political phenomenon.

Russia Has Equipped Syria With Their Most Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles

 Russia Has Equipped Syria With Their Most Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles

By Michael Snyder

September 03, 2013 "Information Clearing House -

 

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