Letter From the Editors
Moving Backward to an Old (Medieval) World Order?
FEATURED NEWS STORIES
THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Beasts of Burden
Butrin: Russia an Absolute Monarchy Where Putin’s Imagined World Considered Pragmatic Reality
Economic Development Hits the Wall of Retirement Age
Will Putin’s Meeting With Economic Gurus Generate Viable Plans to Jump-Start Growth?
Figure of the Week: 70.7 Billion Rubles
Serov: Sistema Wins Ural-Invest Lawsuit, Reaching Compromise in Government’s Bashneft Takeover
The Crimea Is Ours
Epple/Aptekar: Is Life Better in the Crimea One Year after Becoming Part of Russia?
OTHER POST-SOVIET STATES
Early Reelection Proposed for Nazarbayev
APK Proposes Early Presidential Election
Arrests of People Close to Yanukovich Begin in Kiev
New Prosecutor General Announces First Arrests of Former President Yanukovich’s Team
South and Central Asia
Central Asian Calm before Possible Storm
Are Central Asian Countries Prepared to Handle Threat of Radical Islam, Instability in Afghanistan?
Putin in Hungary: Western Anti-Russia Unity Shattered
Dziuba: Hungary’s Pro-Russian PM Welcomes Putin; Is West’s Anti-Russian Front Crumbling?