Thu, Sep 12, 2019
Venezuela is suffering one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory, Russia has become a key actor that has provided a lifeline of support to Maduro and his cronies. Today, Russia’s efforts to prop up Nicolás Maduro have been a relatively low-cost, but high-reward strategy for Moscow to sow further instability in the United States’ own hemisphere.
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Putin and Russian foreign policy
The Kremlin abroad
Under leader Vladimir Putin, Russia’s direction changed in the late-90s, pivoting to a quasi-democracy to an authoritarian direction. During the same period, Putin’s external policy has become increasingly revisionist and aggressive, designed to overturn the post-Cold War world.
Sun, Oct 27, 2019
Though the tremors have long been evident, it’s growing clearer with each day that we’re experiencing a seismic shift that is threatening the political and economic world the United States did so much to create.
Inflection Points by
Wed, Oct 23, 2019
The Kremlin stands to reap significant rewards from its agreement with Turkey on Syria.
Thu, Sep 19, 2019
The term secondary sanctions provokes strong reactions from allies and markets. Due to the power of the US dollar, breadth of the US market, and dominance of the US financial system, even the threat of secondary sanctions prompts many non-US companies to change their behavior to avoid the risk of such sanctions. Although this approach has furthered US policies, it has resulted in transatlantic political divergence and enhanced compliance uncertainty among private sector actors.
Issue Brief by
Wed, Nov 6, 2019
In both Venezuela and Iran, Russia’s state-owned oil company, Rosneft, actively undercuts the US’s “maximum pressure” sanctions policy. Yet, Washington has not applied broad sanctions against the giant Russian company.
EnergySource by Matthew Bryza