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Carter Boone

The author is a BA in History, Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, MA Student at the University of Helsinki

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August 5, 2021

Russia and Turkey maintain an interesting and volatile geopolitical relationship. The two states share many common interests and have significant economic ties to one another, and the leaders of both states have a good personal relationship. Despite the…

July 15, 2021

The Sino-Russian Treaty of Friendship On June 28, 2021, President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping announced the extension of the Sino-Russian Treaty of Friendship, first ratified in 2001 by President Putin and Jiang Zemin, the then…

July 5, 2021

In fall 2020, U.K. energy giant BP announced plans to slash its oil and gas production targets by 40% in the coming decades as the company makes an aggressive shift towards renewable energy targets. This shift is representative of a larger trend among…

June 28, 2021

The Northern Sea Route (NSR) maintains a special status in political, economic and military discourse in Russia. The NSR is a critical component of Russia’s identity as an Arctic nation, as a potential source of economic development and as a means to…

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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