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A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations

... States face a common need to provide affordable, secure, and environmentally sound energy to their people, and the two nations have a history of cooperating on energy issues. But events of the past five years have presented a series of challenges to U.S.-Russia energy cooperation. The development of the natural gas industry in the United States has created a perception in both capitals that the two countries are energy competitors. Moreover, President Donald Trump has stepped back from former president Barack ...


State and Prospects of Russia–Turkey Energy Relations

... economic zones, demanding preferential terms for its own gas supplies in return. There were also certain difficulties with the Turkish Stream project while it was being finalized and approved. Prospects for Russia–Turkey Cooperation in Supplying Russian Energy Resources to Turkey’s Domestic Market EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / Vostock Photo Volkan Özdemir: Turkish Stream: Strategy Uniting Ankara And Moscow The Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences estimates that Turkey’s ...


RIAC and DGAP discuss opportunities for Russia-EU energy cooperation

On December 14 in Berlin Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and German Council on Foreign Relations ( DGAP ) held a seminar dedicated to opportunities for Russia-EU energy cooperation. The seminar was opened by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General and Stefan Meister, head of the Program on Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia at DGAP. The seminar was attended by RIAC experts: Vladimir Likhachev, Deputy Director ...


Seminar «Russia and the West — Building a new Modus Vivendi?»

... for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University and the Robert Bosch Stiftung held a seminar «Russia and the West - Building a new Modus Vivendi?». The seminar agenda covered the following issues: security relations; economic and energy relations; the challenge of Eastern Europe for Russian-Western relations; new agenda for Western relations with Russia. The seminar was attended by experts from Russia, the US and the EU as well as by RIAC members and representatives of diplomatic missions in Russia. The participants included: European ...


Russia–India Strategic Partnership: Have We Hit a Plateau?

... prices has caused India to re-examine the delivery prices in its long-term contracts. Have We Hit a Plateau? AFP PHOTO / INTER SERVICES PUBLIC RELATIONS Vasily Shikin: Kashmir Tests Russia–India Friendship Unfortunately, the isolated successes of Russian arms dealers and energy companies in India that were covered in glorious detail during the Goa Summit do not alter the fact that the strategic partnership between Russia and India has seemingly hit a plateau. And without serious political will, this plateau will not be ...


Seminar “Russia–EU Relations in the Period of the Slovak Presidency in the Council of the European Union”

... Federation and the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation. The seminar agenda covered the following issues: priority areas in EU policy during the Slovak Republic Presidency in the Council of the European Union; and the opportunities for Russia-EU energy cooperation. The meeting was attended by more than 10 Ambassadors of EU Member States to Russia; Vygaudas Ušackas, head of the Delegation of the European Union to Russia; Andrey Kelin, director, Department of European Cooperation; RIAC members; ...


Can LNG ensure European security of supply?

In May 2014, in the aftermath of Russia-Ukrainian crisis, the European Commission adopted European Energy Security Strategy, establishing two pillars of European security of supply: prevention and mitigation. The main goal was to prevent gas supply disruptions by implementing “gas stress tests” (modelled by ENTSOG) and to foster solidarity ...


Russian Gas Projects in the Context of New Paradigm

... mutually beneficial projects, however, in the current context of low oil/gas price it seems uneconomic to invest about 5 years in exploration, appraisal and development, waiting for another 5-8 years for a project to pay out. It is also difficult for Russia to imbed itself in Asia given Chinese concerns for energy security and even the 400bln deal on the Power of Siberia does not make Russia a ‘swing supplier’ reinforcing its leverage vis-à-vis Europe. All in all, Russia presents a textbook example of a resource cursed country subject ...


Legislative framework of Russian APG flaring

... released volumes of APG, encouraging them to bring the number down to minimum. Approximately 40% of recoverable oil reserves in Russia are characteristic of APG content, whereas the oil fields that are responsible for flaring are mostly concentrated on the ... ... Siberia, between Yamalo-Nenetsk and Khanty-Mansiys regions. The underlying reason for flaring rather than the gas usage for energy purpose is the lack of nearby markets and sparse population with its insufficient local gas demand. Thus, in order to avoid ...


To flare or not to flare? Russian APG case.

... resource endowments and its ambition to increase production from the greenfield projects (such as in Sakhalin or in the Arctic offshore), it will be increasingly difficult for it to avoid international stigmatization regarding its not-so-well developed energy-efficient approach to resource management and production. In 2007, in his State of the Union address, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin recognized that 20bcm of annual flaring in Russia, which equals 30% of European annual gas consumption, must come to an end. Later on, Russian government announced its goal to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 25% ...


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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  
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