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Why the IPO of this Russian company in London could be a big deal – CNBC

Brexit may not be catastrophic for the London Stock Exchange, despite naysayers’ dire prophecies. En+ Group, an integrated hydro power and aluminum producer owned by the Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, is mulling an initial public offering in London this summer to raise as much as $2 billion. This would be Russia’s biggest public share offering

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Cohen: France under Macron won’t change position on Karabakh conflict

By Anakhanum Hidayatova – Trend: Despite the fact that France has always supported Armenia, Paris won’t change its position on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after Emmanuel Macron’s becoming France’s new president, says Ariel Cohen, senior fellow at the Institute for Analysis of Global Security. In general, France’s policy in the South Caucasus doesn’t seem to

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Trump’s first 100 days: the foreign policy report card

The Huffington Post By Ariel Cohen May 8, 2017 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5910763de4b046ea176aed40 Many in Washington feared Trump would sell out to Russia. That never happened. Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine are in place. Syria was hit with 59 Tomahawk missiles. Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. To quote Nikki Haley,

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Trump and Merkel Cannot Afford to Fail

The Atlantic Council Ariel Cohen March 15, 2017 http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/trump-and-merkel-cannot-afford-to-fail The massive snowstorm that postponed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the White House is symbolic of the chill in US-German relations. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Merkel’s open borders policy, which has brought over 1,250,000 refugees to Germany since 2015. Merkel has responded

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Interview: The Importance of Azerbaijan for Russia and the USA

СВС Знаковая Встреча в Баку http://cbc.az/ru/v_story/video1487344509 В связи со встречей руководителей генштабов США и России международные эксперты отмечают все более возрастающую роль Азербайджана, как важного и надежного партнера. И не случайно, именно Баку стал площадкой для столь долгожданной и значимой речи, ведь Азербайджан, все больше закрепляющий за собой статус регионального лидера, теперь становится ключевым игроком

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Trump’s trials: Iran and North Korea

The Hill Ariel Cohen 02/19/2017 http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/320188-trumps-trials-iran-and-north-korea As the General Michael Flynn’s political star sets amidst continued controversy, the Trump administration is facing its first foreign policy tests less than a month after the inauguration. Unsurprisingly, the two actors who are actively testing President Trump’s resolve come straight from George W. Bush’s “axis of evil”: Iran

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