from The Great Debate:

China threatens sanctions against U.S. companies: Is this the future?

By Peter Harrell
January 26, 2016

Shipping containers are seen piled up at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province December 10, 2013. China's leaders began mapping out their economic and reform plans for 2014 behind closed doors on Tuesday, and would have drawn confidence from data showing the economy has sustained momentum from a mid-year pick-up into the final quarter. Picture taken December 10, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

Shipping containers piled up at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province December 10, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily

from The Great Debate:

A dangerous moment for Ukraine’s fragile ceasefire

By Lucian Kim
January 25, 2016

Ukraininan President Petro Poroshenko (L) looks back, followed by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) after a meeting in Minsk, February 11, 2015. The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were due to attend a peace summit on Wednesday, but Ukraine's pro-Moscow separatists diminished the chance of a deal by launching some of the war's worst fighting in an assault on a government garrison.          REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (BELARUS  - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Ukraininan President Petro Poroshenko (L) looks back, followed by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) after a meeting in Minsk, February 11, 2015. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

from Breakingviews:

Dixon: Turkey’s economy threatened on many fronts

By Hugo Dixon
December 7, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews guest columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Hugo Dixon:

Turkey’s economy threatened on many fronts

By Hugo Dixon
December 7, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews guest columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Russia’s foreign banks have varying pain barriers

December 17, 2014

By Dominic Elliott

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

German stocks price in sanctions tail-risk

August 12, 2014

By Olaf Storbeck

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Putin’s already paying dearly for Ukraine – and looks willing to sacrifice much more

By William E. Pomeranz
August 12, 2014

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin has adopted a “go it alone” approach throughout the Ukraine crisis and regularly describes his country as “independent” and nonaligned. But Moscow is not as isolated as Putin makes out. The fact that he cannot see this reality -- or chooses to ignore it -- has produced a series of decisions that has seriously undermined Russia’s global role.

from Breakingviews:

EU will find Russian sanctions worth the pain

By Pierre Briancon
July 30, 2014

By Pierre Briançon

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Solving America’s homegrown Putin dilemma

May 6, 2014

By Rob Cox
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Global Investing:

CORRECTED-Toothless or not, Western sanctions bite Russian bonds

March 25, 2014

(corrects last paragraph to show that Timchenko was Gunvor's co-founder, not a former CEO)