Stopping the construction of the pipeline at this late stage would have destroyed one of the last bridges to Russia. Both sides can benefit from the completion of Nord Stream 2, argues Nils Schmid.
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Biden and Putin were right to meet in Geneva, writes ELN Senior Associate Fellow Elisabeth Braw reflecting on the Biden-Putin meeting in June this year. Without a working relationship between their leaders, countries face accidental and exceptionally dangerous mishaps.
While the Biden-Putin Summit signalled Moscow and Washington’s interest in managing their disagreements, the relationship between Russia and the EU is in freefall, lacking similar recognition of the value of negotiated restraint. Igor Istomin looks at what Europe can draw from the Geneva playbook.
Contrary to many analyses, the US decision not to impose further sanctions against Nord Stream 2 may be bad news for the Kremlin, as it signals better prospects for US-EU co-operation regarding Moscow, writes Agathe Demarais.
The lesson of Nord Stream 2 is clear: the German public debate needs more realism. To continue pretending that Germany can increase its economic dependence on Russia at little to no geopolitical cost is naïve ostpolitik, suggest ELN Policy Fellow Dr Maximilian Hoell.
YGLN member Lyric Jain, who has founded technology company countering misinformation Logically in 2017, has joined this episode of the East West Coffee Shop. Together with Nikita Gryazin he discusses the implications of disinformation campaigns for our societies, and explains the most recent...