Russian Energy and Foreign Policy Timeline

Jan 16 2015

Russia's Plans for Arctic Supremacy

Moscow's plans to strengthen its military presence in the Arctic Circle make neighboring countries nervous.
Jan 14 2015

Russia: Natural Gas Flows To Europe To Go Through Turkey

Russia plans to reroute all of its natural gas flows to Europe through Turkey, bypassing Ukraine, Bloomberg reported Jan. 14.
Jan 04 2015

Russia Is Losing Ground in the Balkans

As Moscow copes with economic setbacks, its political goals also falter.
Dec 30 2014

Ukraine's Economic Woes Create Problems in Kiev

Ukraine's internal economic problems, combined with Russia's economic leverage in the country, will make international aid more important for Kiev.
Dec 27 2014

Russia: Moscow Agrees To Coal, Electricity Deal With Kiev

Russia agreed on a new deal to supply coal and electricity to Ukraine, Russian officials said Dec. 27, Reuters reported.
Dec 23 2014

Russia's Economic Concerns Could Have a Calming Effect in Ukraine

Europe and Russia are both operating under economic constraints that could force both sides toward an understanding on the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
Dec 20 2014

Canada: Government To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

Canada will impose new sanctions on Russia, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said Dec. 19, TASS reported Dec. 20.
Dec 19 2014

Europe and Russia After South Stream

The pipeline project has been laid to rest but both sides are already considering replacements.
Dec 17 2014

With Ruble in Free Fall, the U.S. Pushes Putin to the Edge

A Russian collapse may have serious unintended consequences.
Dec 11 2014

Russia Refocuses on the Middle East

Russia's diplomatic activities in the region have less to do with bilateral relations than with keeping the United States preoccupied.
Dec 04 2014

Russia: Putin's Annual Speech Marks Dramatic Shift

The past year has brought major geopolitical and economic challenges for Russia, and Moscow's thinking has changed accordingly.

Since 2003, the Kremlin has aggressively reconsolidated state control over its energy sector and demonstrated an increased willingness to use energy as a tool to influence countries that depend on its resources. Many of those countries have attempted to diversify from Russian energy dependence, but Moscow continues to hold considerable influence.

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