Russian Energy and Foreign Policy Timeline

Sep 04 2016

Putin's Iron Grip, Forged in the Fires of Terrorism

Extremist attacks twice gave the Russian leader the fuel he needed to stoke nationalism and cement his position on top.
Aug 14 2016

Iran: Russia To Construct 2 Nuclear Power Plants

Iran and Russia will construct two nuclear power plants in Iran, a spokesman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee said, Sputnik reported Aug. 14.
Aug 13 2016

Gazprom Soldiers on With Nord Stream II

The latest obstacle to Gazprom's proposed pipeline will do little to deter the Russian giant.
Jun 18 2016

Russia's Search for Foreign Investment

Despite thawing ties with the West, Moscow will continue seeking alternative sources of investment from China and farther afield.
Apr 29 2016

China: Russian Natural Gas Project Signs Major Loan Agreements With Chinese Banks

Russia's Yamal liquefied natural gas project (LNG) signed loan agreements with Chinese banks worth more than $12 billion, Yamal LNG said April 29, Reuters reported.
Apr 11 2016

In Serbian Politics, Current Problems Hail From the Past

Upcoming elections will not change the regional dynamics shaping domestic policy.
Mar 09 2016

Russia's Evolving Role in the Caucasus

Moscow will remain the dominant external force in the Caucasus region, but for how long?
Mar 03 2016

In Russia, an Energy Freeze Comes With Strings Attached

An agreement between oil and gas producers opens the door for concessions that could alter the structure of Russia's energy market.
Feb 24 2016

Russia's Financial Crisis Brings Cuts to Foreign Loans

The Kremlin's financial woes are cutting into its ability to use foreign loans to buy influence.
Feb 16 2016

Tempered Expectations After an Oil Output Agreement

Despite a conditional deal to hold production at current levels, some countries have no intention of stopping the activities that are keeping oil prices low.
Feb 16 2016

OPEC: Producers Agree To Freeze Output

Senior energy officials from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela agreed Feb. 16 to freeze oil output to reduce the current supply glut, Bloomberg and Reuters reported.
Overview

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.

Key Analysis
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