1. The Failure of the Americanization Movement

    Dec 18, 2014 … create an air of government-forced homogeneity similar to the government policies of Russia, Hungary, and ... Europe culminated with the February and October Revolutions in Russia. Union violence was another major ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/fai…zation-movement

  2. The Link between the Ruble and Keynes

    Dec 18, 2014 … On March 3, 2014, the United States went to war with Russia. That’s when the U.S. first imposed ... sanctions. And, yes, sanctions are nothing more than war by non-military means. Then, on November 11 Russia ... This combination will help keep Russia’s current account positive, which will offset some of Russia’s ...

    http://www.cato.org/publications/c…en-ruble-keynes

  3. The Goal of Sanctions Shouldn’t Be to Wreck Russia’s Economy

    Dec 17, 2014 … Unsurprisingly, many of the resulting headlines are self-congratulatory, describing a Western victory over Russia ... prices of $100/barrel. With oil now trading at below $60 per barrel, Russia will have to dig deep into ... had on the Russian economy. Commentary which ascribes Russia’s economic collapse to Western sanctions ...

    http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/go…russias-economy

  4. Congress Sacrifices U.S. Security with New Sanctions Against Russia

    Dec 17, 2014 … through new sanctions against Russia as part of the misnamed “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014.” ... salvage any form of productive U.S.-Russia relationship.” Last year, the corrupt but elected Viktor ... confront Russia over Ukraine, they should do so—without Washington’s involvement. Of course, President ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/congress-sacrific…-against-russia

  5. Are the Baltic Republics Serious about Defense?

    Dec 16, 2014 … Ted Galen Carpenter News stories in the West contend that Russia’s increasingly aggressive ... level of animosity between NATO and Russia.  But the notion that the Baltic republics have embarked on ... not assets.  Washington is drifting into confrontation with a nuclear-armed Russia over countries that ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/are-balt…s-about-defense

  6. How Many Enemies Does America Want? Congress Sacrifices U.S. Security with New Sanctions against Russia

    Dec 15, 2014 … through new sanctions against Russia, the misnamed “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014.” Indeed, the ... “strengthen democratic institutions and political and civil society organizations” in Russia; bar the lifting ... to salvage any form of productive U.S.-Russia relationship. No wonder Congress didn’t want to debate ...

    http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/how-many-enem…us-security-new

  7. Congress Quietly Passes Ukraine Bill

    Dec 12, 2014 … shutdown, both House and Senate quickly and quietly passed bills which increase sanctions on Russia and ... sanctions on Russia, particularly on Rosboronexport, Russia’s main weapons exporter, as well as increasing ... licensing requirements for the sale of oil extraction technology to Russia. Any Russian company exporting ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/congr…es-ukraine-bill

  8. Leveling the Playing Field?

    Dec 12, 2014 … both) on imports of hot-rolled steel from China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, and ...

    http://www.cato.org/blo…g-playing-field

  9. KGB’s Old Lubyanka Headquarters Glowers at New Russia

    Dec 11, 2014 … Street.  The Rossia agency, one of Russia’s largest, completed its office building in 1900.  But in 1917 ... ended up taking over Russia.  Yeltsin named Chekists, or members of the “siloviki” (or power agents), to ... Russia’s new leaders to eliminate the Chekist mindset.  But  Lubyanka should be preserved, perhaps as ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/kgbs-old-lub…wers-new-russia

  10. The KGB’s Old Headquarters Lives On

    Dec 11, 2014 … czarist despotism entered the industrial age. The Rossia agency, one of Russia’s largest, completed an ... nationalized insurance companies along with much of the rest of the economy, and switched Russia’s capital from ... had much to do: a dictatorship’s work is never done. “ The Lubyanka continues to glower over Russia ...

    http://www.cato.org/publications/co…dquarters-lives

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