February 11, 2016

Hot Topics: politics Russia's search for a new Middle East partner now includes Oman

Russia's search for a new Middle East partner now includes Oman

In Moscow and Muscat, geopolitical differences are not standing in the way of potential cooperation in the Persian Gulf region

Hot Topics: foreign policy Why Middle East turbulence doesn't boost oil prices anymore

Why Middle East turbulence doesn't boost oil prices anymore

Despite the increasing instability in the Middle East, oil prices keep dropping. In the 1970s, conflicts in this region provoked a threefold increase in oil process, but now it is not the case

Hot Topics: foreign policy Russia and Turkey, on the slippery slope to direct confrontation

Russia and Turkey, on the slippery slope to direct confrontation

Given the divergence between Russian and Turkish interests in Syria, the odds of increasing tensions between Turkey and Russia leading to a military confrontation are becoming higher

Hot Topics: foreign policy A Russian perspective on the U.S. presidential campaign

A Russian perspective on the U.S. presidential campaign

Despite their different positions on other policy issues, U.S. presidential candidates, with the exception of Donald Trump, seem to be unanimous in their stance towards Russia. The wildcard factor may be Michael Bloomberg

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