Russian Energy and Foreign Policy Timeline

Sep 23 2015

Russia, Japan: An Ideal Time to Warm Relations

Moscow and Tokyo could achieve their regional goals by resolving territorial issues, however unlikely that may be.
Sep 17 2015

How the Game Is Played: The Life and Death of South Stream

As Russia races to bring the TurkStream project online, it will keep in mind the lessons learned from South Stream's untimely demise.
Sep 15 2015

Turkey: Foreign Minister To Visit Russia

Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu will travel to Sochi, Russia, from Sept. 16-17 to meet with Russian leaders following an official visit to Azerbaijan, according to a government representative, Hurriyet reported Sept. 15.
Sep 11 2015

Turkey, Russia: Ankara Has Frozen Pipeline Project, Officials Say

Turkey has completely frozen the Turkish Stream pipeline project (also known as TurkStream) due to the inability of parties to agree on construction details and discounts for Russian natural gas, unnamed Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources officials said, Trend reported, citing Hurriyet.
Aug 25 2015

A New Pipeline Feeds Turkey's Greater Ambitions

TurkStream will play into Ankara's goal of becoming a key energy transit hub at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Aug 18 2015

Building a European Energy Market

The Continent will try to protect Ukraine by bringing it into the fold.
Aug 13 2015

In Russia, a New Strategy for a New Pipeline

As envisioned by its sponsors, TurkStream will help Moscow to reclaim influence it lost in Europe.
Aug 09 2015

Russia, Saudi Arabia: Foreign Ministers To Meet Aug. 11 In Moscow

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Aug. 11 to discuss global energy markets, the Syrian civil war and the Islamic State, Russia's foreign ministry said Aug. 9, Reuters reported.
Aug 07 2015

Russia: Syrian Opposition Leader Heading Delegation To Moscow

The head of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, Khaled al-Khoja, is expected to lead a delegation to Moscow next week, unnamed sources said Aug. 7, Tass reported.
Jul 31 2015

Russia, Turkey: Turkish Stream Negotiations Suspended

Turkey has suspended talks with Russia over the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project, Trend reported July 31, citing Haberturk.
Jul 17 2015

Russia: Energy Minister To Meet With OPEC Chief

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will meet with OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri in Moscow to discuss oil markets and Iran on July 30, the minister said July 17, Reuters reported.
Jul 08 2015

Ukraine, Russia Will Eventually Strike a Natural Gas Deal

As a result of differences over pricing, a natural gas cutoff from Russia to Ukraine that began July 1 could last until early winter.

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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