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Economics Europe

Divisions over Russia hinder Europe’s Energy Union

Incongruities between Eastern and Western Europe on Nord Stream 2 are burdening the European Energy Union — with the potential for great economic impact.

Asia Pacific Economics

Russia lacks economic clout in tentative pivot to Asia

Russia needs to have a stronger economic proposal as to how it can add value to the east Asia region in the long-term.

Europe Security

The Russian National Guard: Putin’s bodyguards or a modern security force?

Rather than a tool of political oppression, the National Guard could be a reform to assist Russian security institutions in response to new challenges.

Europe Security

NATO steps up pressure along Russia borders

NATO recent exercises in Moldova and Georgia are part of a wider strategy aimed at increasing military pressure on Moscow in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

Europe Security

Nagorno-Karabakh: New threats, old solutions

Azerbaijani authorities may try to exploit the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to improve the country’s domestic and international situation.

Europe Security

Swedish NATO membership may jeopardize Arctic opportunities

An increased Russian military activity in the Baltic Sea is fueling a debate about Swedish NATO membership. However, if this occurred, potential Russo-Swedish cooperation and investment in the Arctic would be negatively impacted.

Economics South and Central Asia

Why is Central Asia dumping Russia for China?

Central Asia has long been stuck between a rock and hard place in terms of its geopolitical environment. A faltering Russia is leaving China the only game in town, and Central Asia is hitching its wagon to Beijing.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

G7 meets. EU-Greece debt negotiations continue. ASEAN defense ministers talk China. Democrats search for unity.

Europe Natural resources and energy

US LNG could let Eastern Europe diversify its energy supply

Central and Eastern Europe are looking for ways to diversify their energy supply. LNG supplied via Croatia provides a promising opportunity.

Europe Politics

Eurovision 2016: A window into current EU tensions

The issues surrounding this year’s Eurovision song contest, won by Ukraine, highlight a growing European tendency of politicising the public sphere.