Nicholas Trickett looks at how Russian oil production is struggling in a time of Covid-19’s low prices, OPEC+ production cuts, and US shale
Nick Trickett wonders how far the Russian state should go to support its struggling fossil fuels companies
Max Hess on how Rosneft is not really leaving Venezuela
As prices per barrel plummet, Vladislav Inozemtsev considers the latest standoff between Russia and Saudi Arabia
Pavel Luzin considers Rosatom’s role in Africa and its influence on Russia’s foreign policy
Ivan Tkachev on when it is justified to talk about sanctions evasion and when it’s not
The debate about sanctions’ efficacy must first consider how easy it is for Russian firms to violate the spirit, if not the word, of sanctions, argues Maximilian Hess.
Maximilian Hess on how Rosneft’s partnerships help it avoid sanctions, and the Russian energy giant may turn to Delhi to do so in Venezuela
State-owned and state-controlled companies have come to play a crucial role in managing Russia and guaranteeing stability in the regions. But can the Kremlin depend on them alone in the turbulent years ahead?
Russia’s economic forums make a big splash, but their real influence is overblown, writes Vladislav Inozemtsev
How a group of Monroe Doctrine enthusiasts found themselves negotiating with the Kremlin in America’s own perceived ‘backyard’
Anton Imennov and Sergey Glandin consider the ties between the Venezuelan oil company PdVSA and Russia’s GazpromBank; ties which have become enmeshed in the sanctions web