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    1. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2015

      Russia's silent war against the west

      As revelations about cyber-attacks launched against the US last autumn show, Russia is engaged in a relentless intelligence...

    2. April 15, 2015

      Analysis: Turkey pivotal to future of European gas supplies

      On March 16, the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia travelled to Kars in Turkey’s mountainous northeast, and then...

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    1. April 8, 2015

      Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral run-off

      Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has defeated a union-backed challenger who had forced him into a surprise run-off election for...

    2. April 6, 2015

      US broadband providers wake up to the need for speed

      Slow and expensive. For years, those two words have summed up the broadband internet experience in the US, despite the...

    3. beyondbrics

      March 26, 2015

      Georgia’s new migration policy: raising barriers or improving regulations?

      In a bid to promote its national pride and boost tourism, the previous Georgian government greeted travellers with a small...

    4. FT Alphaville

      March 20, 2015

      The changing geography of US employment

      In a previous post we looked at which US states were the best for job growth in 2014. (North Dakota was best overall,...

    5. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Construction of Tanap pipeline begins in Turkey as EU and Russia spar for upper hand

      A long awaited plan by the European Union to import Caspian gas moved forward this week as construction work began on the...

    6. FT Alphaville

      March 17, 2015

      Where the US added jobs

      We want to share a few highlights of the new state-level data on employment and unemployment from the US Bureau of Labor...

    7. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2015

      Guest post: challenges and rewards of tapping the energy resources of the Caspian

      By Riccardo Puliti of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development With energy security once again a paramount...

    8. March 5, 2015

      Russia launches war games in disputed territories

      Russia has launched large-scale military exercises involving three disputed territories in a move likely to irk its...

    9. beyondbrics

      March 5, 2015

      Even without the conflict, Russia is bad for Ukraine and the CIS: Fitch

      It is news to no-one that Ukraine is suffering fall-out from Russia. But in a study to be published on Thursday that...

    10. February 27, 2015

      Bush holds his ground as activists circle

      Jeb Bush survived his first important encounter with rightwing Republican activists on Friday, holding his ground on...

    11. February 22, 2015

      Azerbaijan devalues currency by one-third amid oil price tumble

      Azerbaijan devalued its currency by a third over the weekend in a surprise move that laid bare the damage the oil price...

    12. February 19, 2015

      SEC challenged over use of in-house judges

      The Securities and Exchange Commission’s use of in-house judges to bring enforcement actions is being challenged once again...

    13. February 18, 2015

      Georgia wary of Moscow deals with South Ossetia and Abkhazia

      Russia and Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia signed a border agreement on Wednesday, setting off alarm bells in...

    14. February 4, 2015

      Big data: Credit where credit’s due

      In late 2008, Kevin Johnson returned to his home in Atlanta, Georgia, after a honeymoon abroad to find the financial system...

    15. beyondbrics

      January 30, 2015

      Abkhazia: a new El Dorado on the Black Sea coast?

      Thousands of immigrants attracted by a construction boom is hardly front page news – but what if the latest El Dorado is an...

    16. December 29, 2014

      1927 Lobby Lounge, Vancouver

      Where: Downtown Vancouver WiFi: Yes Open: 11.30am – midnight (Fri, Sat 1am) Plug sockets: Yes Price of an espresso: $6...

    17. December 15, 2014

      Run the Jewels, Koko, London — review

      Run the Jewels take their name from a line in an LL Cool J song about a hapless hustler running out of friends and money. It...

    18. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      Guest post: Russia and China - Friends or 'frenemies'?

      By Joseph Dobbs, European Leadership Network Russian aggression towards Ukraine this past year has seen Vladimir Putin, the...

    19. December 7, 2014

      Merkel accuses Putin of ‘creating problems’

      German chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a sweeping criticism of President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine crisis, warning...

    20. December 5, 2014

      Why Atlanta’s housing market is outpacing the US as a whole

      Atlanta may have appeared in daily news digests with more than its usual frequency of late. As home of the US Centers for...

    21. beyondbrics

      December 2, 2014

      "Foreigners" land top posts in Ukraine's new cabinet

      Two foreign-born investment fund managers and a reform-minded former official from the Caucasus republic of Georgia were on...

    22. November 25, 2014

      Georgia calls on west to condemn Abkhazia treaty with Russia

      Georgia’s prime minister has called on the international community to condemn the treaty Russia signed on Monday with...

    23. November 24, 2014

      Vladimir Putin signs treaty with Abkhazia and puts Tbilisi on edge

      Vladimir Putin has signed a sweeping treaty with Abkhazia and pledged new financial aid that critics say will speed the...

    24. November 5, 2014

      Ministerial departures fuel Georgia turmoil

      Georgia’s ruling coalition was in disarray on Wednesday after several pro-western ministers departed and it lost its...

    25. beyondbrics

      November 4, 2014

      Guest post: Ukraine has done nothing to tackle corruption; it must learn from Georgia

      By Mohammad Zahoor of Istil Group and the Kyiv Post I have been investing and doing business in Ukraine since its...

    26. October 28, 2014

      Russian government behind cyber attacks, says security group

      Russian state-backed cyber spies are behind co-ordinated, sophisticated digital attacks in the past two years against...

    27. beyondbrics

      September 4, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * France halts delivery of warship to Russia | Move comes as Putin lays out plan for Ukraine ceasefire,...

    28. beyondbrics

      September 3, 2014

      Mexico City's new airport: Slim's salvation?

      Carlos Slim’s telecoms empire may be being chopped down to size in Mexico but his influence in his home country looks...

    29. beyondbrics

      September 3, 2014

      Guest post: Ukraine's unpalatable choices - capitulate, fight or consolidate

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine the tide on the battlefield has turned...

    30. August 6, 2014

      Russia stirs fears of repeat Georgia war in Ukraine

      Late on August 7, 2008, Mikheil Saakashvili, then the Georgian president, ordered his troops to retake control of the...

    31. August 6, 2014

      A bad time to rake over Georgia’s past

      Mikheil Saakashvili was no angel when he served as Georgia’s president from 2004 to 2013. In certain respects he modernised...

    32. beyondbrics

      July 28, 2014

      Guest post: could Putin's war be good for Ukraine?

      By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute One can only hope that Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine, which has claimed, among...

    33. July 25, 2014

      Vladimir Putin: Collision course

      A group of men sit in a Kamaz truck – one of those big Russian 4x4s that regularly wins the Dakar rally – speeding down a...

    34. beyondbrics

      July 21, 2014

      Guest post: Putin's no-win situation in Ukraine

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, has tough decisions to make this week that...

    35. July 20, 2014

      Putin’s next move – invade eastern Ukraine?

      There could not have been more brutal testimony to the cynicism of Russia’s war in eastern Ukraine than the television...

    36. July 14, 2014

      Leading Russian entrepreneur criticises offshore crackdown

      One of Russia’s most successful entrepreneurs has criticised the country’s recent crackdown on offshore corporate...

    37. July 11, 2014

      Harm reduction: time to end the war on drugs?

      Two years ago 24,000 people were in jail in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Today the figure is 10,000. The reduction...

    38. July 7, 2014

      Former Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze dies

      In pictures: Eduard Shevardnadze Eduard Shevardnadze, who has died aged 86, lived at least three political lives. Communist...

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