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Latest update : 2014-03-27

Anders Aslund, Former Senior Advisor to Boris Yeltsin

Anders Aslund, an economist who served as a senior adviser to Boris Yeltsin in the early 1990s, has often been very right about where Russia is headed, when others - including Putin himself - have been very wrong.

Although the Russian president seems unfazed so far by Western threats of sanctions  over Crimea and even publicly mocked them, Anders Aslund thinks he should be more careful. Severe sanctions could push Russia over the financial cliff. Even Ukraine is not powerless, he adds, and may retaliate against Moscow by not paying the huge debt Kiev owes to Russia or by nationalising Russian enterprises in Ukraine.

By Douglas HERBERT

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2016-07-23 France

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2016-07-23 Turkey

Erdogan to rid Turkish institutions of ‘separatist cancer’ after coup attempt

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told FRANCE 24 that his country’s state of emergency, imposed in the wake of an attempted coup to oust him could be extended until he...

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2016-07-20 United Nations

In the running: Christiana Figueres enters race to be next UN chief

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2016-07-13 Republicans (USA)

John Bolton: 'No place for racism' among Republicans

Former Bush administration official John R. Bolton criticizes recent statements by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Bolton says there is "no place at...

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