The Death of the CFE Treaty: A Chance to Start Again?
Analysis

The Death of the CFE Treaty: A Chance to Start Again?

The Russian Federation has withdrawn from a treaty governing military activities in Europe, the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty. Elizabeth Zolotukhina says this act confirms a mutual suspicion going back as far as 2007, and would be fruitless if resurrected. Instead the West should focus on other treaties where Russia may still want cooperation. On … Continue reading

Inertia might put Russian energy on a diet
Analysis

Inertia might put Russian energy on a diet

On January 7, Russia’s former Deputy Energy Minister and well-known economist Vladimir Milov gave a speech at Columbia University about Russia’s woes in a time of low oil prices and Western sanctions. Paolo Sorbello gives this account of Milov’s argument. Milov’s intervention was bold and direct, a rollercoaster of facts and numbers. Reciting all manner … Continue reading