In the first part of this post, I argued that one of the more important back stories of the 2016 US elections was a Russian-American effort to restore the sagging fortunes of their traditional energy businesses. This second part explains how this may actually happen.
In this first part of a two-part blog, i look at recent developments in the Russian and American energy sectors and the role they may have played in the US elections.
This second blog in a series of three looks at the ongoing efforts to put together a grand anti-terrorist coalition. January 2016 will see a major new phase in the efforts of the international community to reach a settlement in Syria. On 25 January, the 17-member International Syria Support Group (ISSG) will gather in Geneva armed with UN … [Read more…]
This first blog in a three-part series on the crisis in the Middle East looks at the different alliances in play and their prospects for bringing peace to the troubled region.