Analytical Bulletin, Issue 9 (52), September 2016

October 5, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its most recent analytical bulletin. The main topics of this issue are: foreign policy factor and  the collapse of the Soviet Union; climate change as a global challenge; status and prospects of the world economy.
The annotation of Analytical Bulletin No.9 (52), can be found bellow. The full text of the bulletin in Russian can be found here.

Issue 9 (52)

In this issue:

 “We were dragged into a competition, which we could not win”
At the next conference of the “Baltic Forum” (Riga, October 2016) a new book in “The Draft of the Future” series will be presented. It would be dedicated to the history of Latvia in the Soviet Union in 1956-1991. A separate chapter titled “Authors’ Debate” is a record of free conversation on the problems raised in publication of the Chairman of “Harmony” Parliamentary Group of the Saeima, the President of the “Baltic Forum” I. Urbanovich, the Chairman of the Union of Latvian Journalists Y. Payders and the Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the “Baltic Forum” I. Yurgens. Fragments of discussion on the role of foreign policy developments in the collapse of the Soviet Union and especially - the Afghan war - will be brought to the attention of bulletin readers.

S. Kulik. Challenges of Climate Changes: on International Cooperation Agenda
Climate change problem has turned into a transnational issue, which can result in severe global shocks. Russia is able to significantly increase its role in this field of global governance and become one of the key participants in implementation of the Paris Agreement of 2015.

N. Maslennikov. Global Growth - Slowdown with Increasing Risks
“Under the pressure of numerous factors and risks of growth slowdown” mainstream of regulatory and institutional reboot of the global economy has been already formed in pax economica. The 2017 with significant probability of escalation of general slowdown into new recession will become a serious test of capacity of all major participants in the global economy for structural transformations”