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Economics International

New Russia sanctions a further blow to efforts to end Syria conflict

The new U.S and EU sanctions against Russia that came into effect last month are part of the ongoing response to the Russian annexation of parts of Ukraine and its support

Europe Politics

What to expect in Europe in 2016

In addition to the continuation of current crises, Europe will face new matters of contention in 2016. Nationalism and fragmentation within the EU will keep growing, including on the Brexit

Economics International

Only economic power can save Russia

In some ways, Russia seems to be drifting further away from the rest of the world, especially after a 6-month extension of European Union sanctions. Russia will have to tread carefully

International Security

Opinion: Putin’s political calculus in Syria harms Russian interests

In precluding cooperation with NATO in the pursuit of a number of narrow and limited benefits, Putin is missing the greater benefits of what Russia could achieve by working with,

International Natural resources and energy

Turkey remains a strategic partner for the West

Turkey may be a better strategic partner than Russia to both the U.S. and Europe. Just as the Western Roman Empire could not survive without access to the riches of its

Europe Security

Will NATO trigger a war with Russia?

Heads of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are considering sending 4,000 ground troops in to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as a response to Russia’s actions in the Crimea

International Natural resources and energy

Russia is creating a global nuclear power empire

Russia is moving to create a global nuclear power empire — a bold power play that elicits opportunity and risk far beyond the nuclear reactors themselves. With its ploys in

Europe Natural resources and energy

Falling oil prices hurt Russia more than sanctions

As oil prices continue to go south and emerging markets remain in turmoil, Russia is struggling to keep its sanction-affected economy floating. For years, the Russian economy enjoyed stable growth

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Leaders of Germany, France, and Ukraine meet to discuss Eastern Ukraine. U.S. data released before major Fed summit. Conference in Gabon will stress U.S.-Africa trade ties. Brazil releases economic figures. All in the

Europe Politics

Economic crisis and upcoming elections thwart reform in Belarus

With presidential elections in Belarus scheduled for October and the government turning to Russia for assistance in mitigating the impact of an economic crisis, the country is unlikely to implement any