Russia Sanctions

Russian Constitutional Referendum Sets a Dangerous Precedent

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Russia's recent constitutional referendum, peppered with fraud and manipulation, foreshadows an increasingly authoritarian Kremlin going forward.

The US Could Shoot Itself in the Foot with Russia Sanctions

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Washington should be careful that sanctions against Russian arms exports don’t impact trade relations with key allies like India.

TAP Pipeline: Look Who’s Switching Off the Gas This Time


It's not Moscow, but the new government in Rome that might be turning off the TAP and dooming the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project.

Russian Economy Hit by Sanctions, New Rouble Rout

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There’s no relief in sight for the long-suffering Russian economy, which is now faced with new sanctions and a renewed currency plunge.

The End of British Influence?

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The twin pillars of UK foreign policy – its ‘special relationship’ with the U.S. and central presence in the EU – have collapsed, and the ensuing diplomatic isolation is on full display following the Skripal poisoning.

Russia’s Economy in 2017

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Sanctions and the price of oil will determine the story of Russia’s economic performance in 2017.

Trump, Exceptionalism, and the Russian Boogeyman in US Foreign Policy

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How different will US foreign policy look under President Trump?

US Exceptionalism Has No Place in a Multipolar World

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The geopolitical order is changing, and Washington should take heed.

What Will the EU Decide on Russia Sanctions?

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The return of celebrated Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko in a prisoner swap suggests that Moscow is launching a charm offensive to convince the EU to lift its Russia sanctions. But will it work?

Oil and Hubris Are Eroding Putin’s Early Economic Gains

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The current political economy of Russia is failing to deliver on long-term growth economic growth.

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