Europe’s gas conundrum

If Europe is willing to pay the price of expensive LNG imports, it could severely undermine Russia’s ability to earn hard currency via gas exports to finance the war in Ukraine. But this would carry high costs for Europe, too. Read More Here

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Putin’s next power play is a parade

On May 9, Russia will mark the 77th anniversary of the end of World War II as it does every year. Ukrainian and Western officials expect Russian President Vladimir Putin to seize the opportunity of a day steeped in patriotic fervour to escalate the war in Ukraine. Read More Here

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Food Prices, Elections, And The Wagner Group In Africa

Africa is no stranger to food riots and the resulting political unrest. Experts have linked the Arab Spring, the series of upheavals in North Africa and the Middle East that led to regime change or protests in Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Tunisia, to food riots triggered by increased food prices in 2008, particularly grain. In […]

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Why Modi Won’t Leave Putin’s Side

From a strategic standpoint today, decision-makers in New Delhi believe that they can ill afford to alienate Russia because they count on Moscow to veto any adverse United Nations Security Council resolution on the fraught question of the disputed region of Kashmir. Read More Here

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