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Last week, the state owned Russian energy company Gazprom reached a deal with five other major EU energy companies to construct the Nord-Stream 2 pipeline. The pipeline will lay under the Baltic Sea and it will connect Russia to Germany. … Continue reading
Earlier this month Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State said “Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” Tillerson claims that his comment was rhetorical in nature and not, as others had believed, the policy position of the chief diplomat … Continue reading
Last week, Russia hosted its third multilateral meeting between regional partners in central Asia. The meetings have attempted to create a framework regarding negotiations over the fate of Afghanistan. Representatives from China, Pakistan, Iran, India, Afghanistan, and other central Asian countries attended; … Continue reading
Since the inauguration of President Trump, the United States has suffered a whiplash from the dramatic reversal in its foreign policy as it tries to discern a coherent strategy that explains its tactical strike in Syria.
Source In the recent days and weeks, protests have erupted across Russia and Belarus due to mounting concerns of corruption, declining living standards, and taxes on the unemployed.
Russia is demographically, economically, and militarily weaker than the United States. Instead of competing with the United States in terms of hard power i.e. GDP, military strength, or military capacity, the Kremlin is leveraging its military and political instruments to … Continue reading
Belarus’ geopolitical location, unsettled ideological stance between East and West, and growing public unrest is uncomfortably familiar to that of Ukraine in 2013 and 2014. In 2017, Europe and Belarus should be concerned by the recently published Russian tenders for … Continue reading