- Daily Brief
- December 7, 2019
One of Putin’s goals is the destabilization of the European Union. With Hungary, he is succeeding.
For the Kremlin, Crimea is a suitcase without a handle.
The Ukrainian church’s separation from Russia will not be an amicable divorce.
Despite warming relations with Moscow, Ulaanbaatar will maintain its ‘Third Neighbour Policy’.
Australia-Russia relations have soured further after Canberra expelled Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
Despite diplomatic efforts to restore ties, Russia-UK relations will remain strained.
Amid a slew of familiar and unfavourable faces, Putin is likely to win another term as president.
Russian politics and foreign policy will take centre stage for in 2018.
A focus on short-term gains may lead to blowback for Beijing and Russia’s state-owned oil company.
Any hope for a reset in US-Russia relations under President Donald Trump have all but vanished.
China and Russia champion ‘cyber sovereignty’ but the idea may collapse under its economic weight.
The muted Russia-China rivalry has extended to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.