Analytical Bulletin, Issue 11-12 (54-55), November-December 2016

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The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its most recent analytical bulletin. The main topics of this issue are:  Russia on the eve of 2017; the new foreign policy concept of the Russian Federation; global oil market; Donald Trump and the US Federal Reserve System.

The annotation of Analytical Bulletin No.11-12 (54-55), can be found bellow. The full text of the bulletin in Russian can be found here.

Issue 11-12 (54-55)

In this issue:

I. Yurgens. Russia on the eve of 2017: Summary of London Lecture
Summary of lecture prepared in November 2016 at the request of British colleagues — about modern Russia and its role in global politics.

S. Kulik. New Concept of Russia’s Foreign Policy: Marginal Notes
Analysis of the new foreign policy concept of Russian Federation approved by Vladimir Putin on November 30, 2016 — particularly for inconsistencies between the real foreign policy  concerns of Russia partly formalized in previous versions of the concept and in the current one.

M. Voytenko. Global Oil Market — Restoring the Balance
“The events which took place in November-December,  2016 will undoubtedly go down in the world’s history of big oil. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries  agreement on reduction of production from January 1, 2017 by 1.2 million barrels per day and accession of 11 producing countries outside the cartel in the mid-December for the first time in many years, offer a real prospect for balancing the market bringing the price to equilibrium level”.

N. Maslennikov. Donald Trump and US FRS — Intrigue of 2017
“Unexpected outcome of election of the 45th President of the United States of America  has significantly changed the global landscape of financial markets, setting new trends… Implementation of economic and financial plans of the new United States Administration and actions of the Federal Reserve System  should become one of the main intrigues of the year of 2017 overloaded with uncertainties. The global economy might be really on the edge of a “new reality”.