CSE and CIS
Economically undermined and deprived of allies, Russia is trying to be a "big shot" in Syria and to maintain an important position on the world’s political map. Sebastian Stodolak talks to Eugene Rumer from the American think-tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The Ukrainian authorities are trying to create an image of a country of reforms and strong anti-corruption attitude. The well-known economist Arthur Laffer is going to help the government, because without reforms Ukraine cannot count on further financial assistance.