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Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś

On 4 June, during the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the pipe-laying of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline’s first line (line B) had been completed. He also…

Analyses | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Piotr Szymański

On 31 May, the Danish Environment and Food Appeals Board (Miljø- og Fødevareklagenævnet) revoked the environmental permit for the construction of Baltic Pipe’s…

Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk

On 31 May, the head of the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Defence, General Sergei Shoigu, speaking at the ministry’s college, announced that by the end of this year around 20…

Analyses | | Piotr Żochowski

On 23 May, the Belarusian government forced a Ryanair plane flying from Athens to Vilnius to land in Minsk, escorted by a MiG-29 fighter, under the pretence that there was a bomb on board. The local security…

Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz

At the Arctic Council meeting in Reykjavik, held on 19–20 May 2021 at the foreign-minister level, Russia took over the rotating chairmanship of this intergovernmental forum…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Piotr Żochowski

In recent weeks, the Belarusian regime has taken legislative steps to create a legal framework for the further escalation of repression against opponents. On May 14,…

Analyses | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota

On 19 May, the US Department of State presented a mandatory report to Congress listing the entities which are to be subject to the PEESCA sanctions concerning Nord Stream 2 under the 2021 National Defense Authorisation…

OSW Commentary | | Szymon Kardaś

Expansion on the liquefied natural gas market has become one of the priority areas in Russia’s energy policy in recent years. This has been reflected in the statements made…

OSW Commentary | | Piotr Szymański

NATO's northern flank plays an increasingly important role in the security of the Euro-Atlantic area. Russia’s forces in the Northern Military District pose not only a…

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Kłysiński

Although the COVID-19 pandemic did trigger a recession in Belarus, the greatest blow to the country’s economy has been its deep political crisis. This was caused by the authorities rigging the results of…