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With one year already under his belt, and despite his rousing attempts to muster support with his emphasis on patriotism, Vladimir Putin faces a rocky ride during his presidential term. The next five years could see violent protests and uprisings sweeping through Russia’s outlying provinces as its economy falters. And then there is the question of whether or not Mr...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
France goes to the polls for the first round of the presidential elections on April 22, with Europe in the grip of financial crisis and unemployment in France at a record 12-year high. It means candidates are focussing on vote-catching themes, such as protectionism and anti-globalisation, rather than on what experts say are the root causes of the country’s problems...
Dr. Emmanuel Martin