Russian Energy and Foreign Policy Timeline

Apr 13 2015

Stratfor's Second-Quarter Forecast 2015

As economic crises persist in the second quarter, the United States will expand its foreign policy options in managing the Middle East and Russia.
Apr 07 2015

Russia Nervously Eyes the U.S.-Iran Deal

The diminishing animosity between Washington and Tehran will weaken Russia's influence over energy supplies in Europe and Moscow's political clout in the Middle East.
Mar 31 2015

Turkmenistan Feels the Weight of Russia's Economic Woes

Ashgabat has set itself apart from its neighbors, but it has been unable to escape the negative economic effects of a declining Russia.
Mar 24 2015

Turkmenistan Faces Unprecedented Challenges in 2015

The risk of instability does not seriously threaten the government's survival, but it will force Ashgabat to act more cautiously in its foreign policy.
Mar 10 2015

Turkey Is Central to the Russia-Europe Energy Standoff

The Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline will help the European Union diversify away from Russia.
Mar 04 2015

Russia's Ambition in Central Europe Exceeds Its Capability

Moscow wants to expand its influence, but it will be limited by its financial reality.
Mar 02 2015

The EU Moves to Decrease Its Reliance on Russia

Moscow frequently uses energy to influence EU member nations, but a new proposal aims to end the trend.
Feb 27 2015

The European Commission Unveils Its Energy Union Plan

National interests will dilute the EU proposals, but the plan will reduce Russia's influence in European energy markets.
Feb 26 2015

Ukraine: Energy Meeting Confirmed With Russia And EU

The energy ministers of Ukraine and Russia will meet with EU energy chief Maros Sefcovic in Brussels on March 2 to discuss Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine, according to a message posted by European Commission spokeswoman Anna-Kaisa Itkonen on Twitter Feb. 26, Reuters reported.
Feb 19 2015

Hungary Chooses Sides to Meet Its Needs

Budapest's balancing act between Russia and the West is losing its subtlety.
Feb 18 2015

Ukraine's Economy Needs Russia

And both Kiev and Moscow are aware of the possibilities and risks of dependency.
Feb 10 2015

Ukraine's Dependence on the West Grows

The country's mounting economic and political challenges will weaken its bargaining position in talks with Russia and the West.

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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