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Geopolitics / Europe

Russian Refinery On Fire After Kamikaze Drone Strike

Jun 22, 2022 at 08:36 | Charles Kennedy

A fire erupted on Wednesday at an oil refinery in a southern Russian region close to Ukraine after two drones hit the facility, Russia says. Operations at the Novoshakhtinsk oil…

Ukraine's President Calls On Putin To Begin Peace Negotiations

Feb 25, 2022 at 08:39 | Charles Kennedy

Volodymyr Zelensky called on Russian President Vladimir Putin “to sit down at the negotiating table to stop the death of people,” the Ukrainian President said in a video message…

Putin Pushes For Regime Change As Russian Forces Close In On Kyiv

Feb 24, 2022 at 12:22 | Julianne Geiger

Putin’s declared intent at this point is to ensure a “pro-Russian” government in Ukraine, and the only question now is how long the Ukrainians will fight. 

Can Macron And Putin Cool Tensions Over Ukraine?

Feb 07, 2022 at 12:05 | ZeroHedge

In a bid to avert a war over Ukraine, and with energy security high on the agenda, French President Emmanuel Macron is in Moscow on Monday where he…

Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Could Sink Nord Stream 2

Jan 18, 2022 at 15:15 | Julianne Geiger

Germany said on Tuesday that it could nix the Nord Stream 2 pipeline should Russia invade Ukraine, Reuters has reported. Fears that Russia’s troop movement in the area could spark…

Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Are Targeting Global Technology Supply Chains

Oct 25, 2021 at 11:26 | RFE/RL staff

Microsoft says the Russia-backed hacking group behind last year’s massive SolarWinds cyberattacks on U.S. government agencies and other institutions continues to target the global technology supply chain.

The Afghanistan Debacle Was A Major Wake Up Call For NATO

Sep 21, 2021 at 11:51 | Global Risk Insights

Overview of Prior EU Bureaucratic Actions The vestiges of the Trump administration’s “America first” foreign policy have forced Europe to consider more autonomous defense initiatives. The EU lacks…

Biden, Merkel Agree To Disagree On Nord Stream 2

Jul 16, 2021 at 10:14 | Irina Slav

President Biden and Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to disagree on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project of Gazprom during Merkel's visit to Washington. Per a Reuters report, President Biden…

Belarus Sanctions Might Be The Real Deal

May 26, 2021 at 13:03 | Gerald Jansen

Multitudinous protests and years of international condemnations notwithstanding, the regime of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus might soon see its final days, all brought about by an innocuous Ryanair flight from…

How Russia Could Kickstart Another Oil Price War

Apr 23, 2021 at 14:05 | Cyril Widdershoven

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is starting to feel the heat of new U.S. sanctions, as Washington is putting some additional bite into its confrontation with Moscow.

Russia Withdraws Troops From The Ukrainian Border

Apr 23, 2021 at 10:59 | Editorial Dept

Under the guise of “snap inspections'' and military drills, Russia has been amassing troops in Crimea and on the Ukrainian border, sparking fears of a Russian invasion and…

Is Russia About To Invade Ukraine?

Apr 01, 2021 at 17:31 | Cyril Widdershoven

While the world is focused on OPEC news and Easter preparations, the Ukrainian crisis is heating up and there is a real threat of a military confrontation involving…

Crucial Oil Infrastructure At Risk In New Caucasus Conflict

Oct 13, 2020 at 13:46 | Rystad Energy

Nagorno-Karabakh’s close proximity to key Azeri oil and gas infrastructure means that there will be more at stake if the region’s conflict with Armenia escalates further and jeopardizes key export…

Belarus Crisis Highlights Europe’s Energy Problem

Sep 24, 2020 at 10:39 | Vanand Meliksetian

The ongoing demonstrations in Belarus and the looming instability are a threat to both Russia and the EU. Moscow prefers the continuation of Lukashenko's regime due to political reasons. Europe,…

Conflict Between Armenia And Azerbaijan Threatens Europe’s Energy Security

Sep 07, 2020 at 12:56 | James Durso

On 12 July 2020, Armenia’s military shelled the village of Aghdam in Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district in the northwest of the country. The forces of Azerbaijan responded, attacking Armenian military structures,…

Turkey Doubles Down On Drilling In Heavily Contested East-Mediterranean

Aug 11, 2020 at 12:10 | Vanand Meliksetian

When Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) took power at the beginning of the century, the principle that got hold of the country’s foreign policy was called ‘zero…

Turkey’s Latest Power Grab Has Europe On Edge

Jan 31, 2020 at 17:02 | Yale Global

Conflicts in the Middle East attract an entanglement of interventions, any of which could turn the region into a powder keg, and Turkish intervention in Libyan civil conflict adds a…

Turkey’s Unauthorized Gas Drilling Could Have Serious Consequences

Jan 22, 2020 at 12:23 | ZeroHedge

The European Union is eyeing long promised punitive measures against Turkey for its illegal military incursion into northern Syria, as well as its unauthorized natural gas drilling off Cyprus' coast. …

Russia’s Government Resigns As Putin Plans Constitutional Changes

Jan 15, 2020 at 12:32 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Russia’s government, including Energy Minister Alexander Novak, resigned on Wednesday in an unexpected move after President Vladimir Putin said that he would be looking to make amendments to the…

Turkey And Europe On Collision Course Over Energy Agenda

Nov 19, 2019 at 12:27 | Vanand Meliksetian

Turkey’s location has always given it a key geostrategic advantage. Its proximity to the Middle East and the Caspian as well as its position on the Black Sea make it…

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