A giant with feet of clay
Analysis

A giant with feet of clay

Vladimir Sarkisyants examines the Russo-Ukrainian trade deal and asks whether Russia is making a rod for its own back with the creation of a Eurasian trade bloc to rival the EU. On 17 December, Russia threw a ‘lifeline’ to the embattled Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. The ongoing social unrest in Kiev notwithstanding, Yanukovych’s efforts to … Continue reading

European Union vs. Eurasian Union; going into extra time
Analysis

European Union vs. Eurasian Union; going into extra time

The EU’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius saw Georgia and Moldova initial Association Agreements, but Ukraine and Armenia have leant towards a Russian alternative. Giovanni Cadioli asks why the Eurasian Union has made an unlikely comeback, and whether it is sustainable. As shown in a post published last week, Russia has not been entirely successful … Continue reading