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Ukrainian Crisis, Economic Crisis in Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union


  • Libman, Alexander


This note reviews the implications of the political crisis around Ukraine and of the economic crisis in Russia on the development of Eurasian regionalism and, in particular, the future of the Eurasian Economic Union. It identifies the key effects of the crises, as well as discusses alternative ways of future development of the Eurasian Economic Union and assesses their likelihood.

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  • Libman, Alexander, 2015. "Ukrainian Crisis, Economic Crisis in Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union," MPRA Paper 63861, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:63861

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    Eurasian regionalism; economic crisis in Russia; crisis around Ukraine;

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    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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