Posts byNicole Golovenko

Originally from Kazakhstan, Nicole studies Economics and Business Economics. Passionate about world politics, economics and Snickers. Her life motto: hunt or be hunted.

Guide to Kremlin’s Power Vertical, constitutional public vote, and more..

What does the future hold for Russia with new constitutional changes? What do these changes mean to Putin's Power Vertical?

It is not a secret that Vladimir Putin is the de facto leader of Russia, and it is doubtful to expect any changes in his status quo by the end of his presidential term in 2024. For the past 20 years, Putin has faced no equivalent-to-his-greatness rivalry for the post of president or prime minister.
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COVID-19 Dispatch: Pete Hoekstra Talks the Threat of a New Cold War

How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted the foreign and domestic policies of the United States? What is the fate of the souring Sino-U.S. partnership?

The two greatest superpowers in the world. Two rivals, historically competing against one another, yet deeply dependent on each other in so many ways. Their decisions and actions come with big consequences for all of us. In the past 30 years, the world has witnessed the largest, ever recorded in history, wealth and technology transfer
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Putin vs Post-COVID Russia

What is the future for post-quarantine Russia? Have Putin’s decades of glorious rule suddenly gone sour-ish?

This spring has not been easy for any of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed significant flaws in our neoliberal society on a global scale, i.e., depleted healthcare and public sector, high dependency on commodity prices, domestic inequality, pollution from all various unsustainable economic activities, and etc. The question of how countries plan to gradually
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