Russia: Return of the Energy Threat?

Russia: Return of the Energy Threat?

In the midst of the tense crisis between Ukraine and Russia over the control of the Crimean peninsula, Russia flexed its diplomatic muscles and returned to the use of a common instrument of its foreign policy: the energy threat. In addition to the tensions created by Moscow’s de facto military invasion of Crimea, the problematic […]

Russia Maneuvering in Ukraine

Russia Maneuvering in Ukraine

The stalemate in Syria, following the compliance of Bashar al Assad towards the disposal of his country’s chemical weapons, in combination with the historic Egyptian/Russian military ties since the ouster of Muhammad Morsi, are believed to be just some of the reasons behind Russia maneuvering near the Ukraine. The military ties between Egypt and Russia […]

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