As the economic relations between the EU and China develop, the growing presence of China and Russia on the international stage presents concerns for the Union. Claudia Westwood argues that the EU must recognise that closer China-Russia cooperation would not signal a strong partnership, but rather the escalation of pre-existing economic cooperation only in areas of common interest.
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Deploying NATO maritime assets, beyond a simple addition of firepower, would signal that Europe will not accept hostile actions in the Gulf, nor any hostage-taking of its energy markets.
ELN Policy Fellow Axel Hellman and co-author Edoardo Saravalle argue that the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal will hurt U.S. credibility and reduce the future effectiveness of U.S. sanctions.
Securing Ukraine and Solving the Crisis: Does International Cooperation In Energy Matter And What Can Be Done?
YGLN Member Andrian Prokip examines the role of the energy market as a lever of integration between Ukraine and the EU.
The combination of Western sanctions and an oil price collapse has inflicted a great deal of pain on the Russian economy but the latest opinion polls still show 85 per cent support for Putin and there is debate over just how much of an economic collapse Russian may be facing. In this context,...
Chris Weafer observes that the uniformly negative analysis of Russia’s economic prospects in 2015 obscure a crucial aspect, that the Russian economy may be forced into reforms that will improve growth in the long-term.