Putin’s Constitution

Putin’s Constitution

With a constitutional overhaul of the balance of power in Russia, Vladimir Putin is pushing to consolidate his eternal grip on power. As Russia is seeing a slew of rifts in its politics, economy as well as social matters, any attempts to repeat its past ‘tandemocracy’, or the joint leadership of Russia between 2008 and 2012, are considered by the Kremlin as far too risky.

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Gazprom’s Oil and Natural Gas Exports Fall Sharply

Gazprom’s Oil and Natural Gas Exports Fall Sharply

The coronavirus crisis and the ongoing oil price war have both taken its toll on Russia’s hydrocarbon trade. Russia’s state energy major Gazprom saw the worst outcomes as it has lost a portion of the European sales market, with ever-dropping gas prices.

Egypt and Ethiopia dispute the dam. Is there a real risk of conflict?

Egypt and Ethiopia dispute the dam. Is there a real risk of conflict?

Another round of negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia concerning the Ethiopian project to build the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile has ended with a stalemate. The dispute over the construction of a hydroelectric power plant has been going for years and neither side seems willing to make any concessions.

Russia Close to Reach Oil Output Quotas

Russia Close to Reach Oil Output Quotas

Throughout June, Russian oil and gas condensate production averaged 1.272 million tons, or 9.323 million barrels per day (bpd). Russia has stuck to its duties under the OPEC+ oil cuts, official data shows.

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Putin’s Constitution

Putin’s Constitution

With a constitutional overhaul of the balance of power in Russia, Vladimir Putin is pushing to consolidate his eternal grip on power. As Russia is seeing a slew of rifts in its politics, economy as well as social matters, any attempts to repeat its past ‘tandemocracy’, or the joint leadership of Russia between 2008 and 2012, are considered by the Kremlin as far too risky.

The Arctic Icebreaker: Russia’s Security Policy in the Far North

The Arctic Icebreaker: Russia’s Security Policy in the Far North

Whilst the Arctic is a geographical zone that could be labelled as “an area of potential competition between global superpowers”, this alone does not provide full insight into what is really taking place there. One could notice that solely Russia sees it as a key priority while comparing potentials of some of the region’s players, as well as the Arctic’s place on their respective political agendas.

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