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The Threat of Russian Criminal Money: Reassessing EU Anti-Money Laundering Policy

STOCKHOLM PAPER, June 2013, pp. 65. by W. Kegö & A. Georgieff Since the early 1990s, Russian criminal networks have plagued the European Union. These organized crime groups thrive precisely because the Eastern European member states of the EU continue to allow the illicit money from these groups to pass through their financial institutions. In… Read article ›

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Military Transformation with Chinese Characteristics in the New Century

ASIA PAPER, July 2013, pp. 33 by Li Xiang Abstract: The development of the worldwide Revolution in Military Affairs provides China with a rare historical opportunity, but also with unprecedented challenges. Seizing the opportunity and accelerating the military transformation with Chinese characteristics is a prerequisite for China’s efforts to build a moderately prosperous society. After… Read article ›

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Politics and everyday life. A German view of Poland and Russia – IPA’s latest report

How Germans perceive Poland and Russia Germans mainly associate Poland with everyday life – good Polish workers, beautiful landscapes, and … thefts. Although German society has taken notice of the  good situation of the Polish economy and growing German investment in Poland, in many fields German opinions on how the Polish state works are not… Read article ›

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Shoulder-to-Shoulder for Open Markets and Investor Protection: Transatlantic Principles for International Investment

Sabine Mair, Stormy-Annika Mildner SWP Comments 2013/C 17, June 2013, 7 Pages The European Union and the United States intend to cooperate to promote open, transparent, non-discriminatory global investment policies on the basis of Shared Principles for International Investment agreed in April 2012. The shared principles are designed to strengthen EU and US negotiating positions… Read article ›

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Trade Agreement with Side-Effects? European Union and United States to Negotiate Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Stormy-Annika Mildner, Claudia Schmucker SWP Comments 2013/C 18, June 2013, 7 Pages At the G8 summit in Northern Ireland on June 17, the European Union and the United States kicked off the negotiations for a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to reduce tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers. While the expected economic benefits for… Read article ›

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Charting a New Course on North Korea’s Nuclear Programme? The Options and the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Hanns Günther Hilpert, Oliver Meier SWP Comments 2013/C 19, June 2013, 7 Pages Should North Korea be recognised as a de facto nuclear power? Even after three nuclear tests the international discussion continues to tiptoe around this crucial question for the nuclear non-proliferation regime. The aftermath of the spring 2013 escalation only makes the problem… Read article ›

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Political and Military Cooperation or NATO-Russian Roulette: Proactive Management of a Difficult Relationship

Conference Report by Karl-Heinz Kamp and Heidi Reisinger Are we heading towards a new Cold War with Russia? NATO seems to be increasingly short of a positive agenda with its difficult strategic partner. In addition, bilateral relations between the various Euro-Atlantic capitals and Moscow seem to have become increasingly cool. The Research Division of the… Read article ›

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The EU’s Transparency Initiative for Mining Industries— Right Direction, Insufficient Means

by Lidia Puka|| PISM Bulletin no 66 (519) 18 June 2013 By obliging EU-registered companies that explore, develop or extract oil, gas, coal and other minerals to disclose payments made to governments, the European Union seeks to create a new tool of control and accountability. With amendments to its existing Transparency and Accounting Directives, the… Read article ›

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Russia as an international actor: The view from Europe and the US

by Sean P. Roberts PDF Download Download all FIIA publications at www.fiia.fi. Subscribe to our mailing list at www.fiia.fi/en/join/. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/upifiia/. The hard-line approach taken by the Russian authorities following the December 2011 parliamentary election has led to growing consternation within the international community, while the return of Vladimir Putin to the post of… Read article ›