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Nigel Gould-Davies

Nigel Gould-Davies
International Institute for Strategic Studies

PhD

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Introduction
Nigel Gould-Davies works at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Mahidol University, and is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House. He conducts research in International Relations and Russian/post-Soviet politics. His most recent publication is 'Economic effects and political impacts: Assessing Western sanctions on Russia BOFIT Policy Brief 8/2018'.

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This brief assesses the effectiveness of Western sanctions on Russia, and their likely future impact.It examines the unique features of Russia as a sanctions target in the context of global sanctions experience. It then considers the goals that sanctions are intended to achieve, their impact so far, and the second-order effects of Russia’s response...
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A series of failed predictions, and the erosion of international order, augur an age of uncertainty. Rapid technological change is also fuelling anxiety about the ‘socio-material’ future of collective life. Demand for forecasting is now unprecedented. But the prediction industry has a poor record. Perverse incentives exacerbate the problem: the big...
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Next year marks a quarter century since the end of the Soviet Union. How has power evolved in the region? What might the future hold? What are the implications for the West? Three important works illuminate these questions from different angles. Henry Hale argues that (except for the Baltic states) post-Soviet regimes are fundamentally similar to o...
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Those who study international relations pay little attention to those who practise them. But the terms of scholarly explanation—the great abstractions of state, interest, power and so on—are always embodied in human representatives, and their interactions mediated through human relationships. The daily experience, lived and felt, of diplomats thus...
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Russia’s economic crisis in the summer of 1998 has renewed debate as to whether the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has helped, hindered or been irrelevant to economic transition in the core of the former Soviet Union. The authors examine the relationship between the Fund and Russia over the past ten years, highlighting a mixed record of successe...
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The partial opening of East-bloc archives has sparked renewed interest in the study of ideological influences in Soviet foreign policy. The task of weighing the relative importance of ideology is complicated, however, by the failure of most scholars to develop sound evaluative criteria. This article discusses the shortcomings of previous analyses o...

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