Analysis

Mr. Xi in Moscow

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27 Mar 2013
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Regions: 
Asia,
Russia & CIS

Last weekend’s Sino-Russian Summit was Xi Jinping’s first foreign trip as Chinese President. The choice of Moscow was more than symbolism. It was a marker in a rapidly evolving relationship in which the politics and economics of energy are increasingly complex and central.

Bitter lessons of Cyprus

Author: 
18 Mar 2013
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone

The attempt to make Cyprus’ international bailout contingent on an enforced bail-in of Cypriot bank depositors is a serious political gamble for the EU and a gamble on market sentiment on Eurozone banks.The attempt to make Cyprus a test case is motivated by a desire to keep Russian money in...

The 2013 Italian Election

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26 Feb 2013
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone
  • The Italian election of February 24-25 is becoming increasingly hard to call with any certainty, as the centre-right under Silvio Berlusconi continues to close the gap on the centre-left coalition led by Pier Luigi Bersani. Berlusconi’s Lazarus-like return remains this...