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Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska

The growing internal crisis in Venezuela, which could lead to a change of power in the country, has placed Russia in a difficult situation. Under the populist dictatorship…

Analyses | | Marek Menkiszak

On 2 February, during a meeting with defence minister Sergei Shoigu and foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, President Vladimir Putin announced the decision to suspend…

Rosja wobec Iranu
OSW Commentary | | Witold Rodkiewicz

Russia’s relations with Iran are almost entirely based on geopolitical assumptions. Both states are interested in weakening the position the United States holds in the region; both have a common enemy in…

A ‘last-minute’ transit contract?
OSW Commentary | | Szymon Kardaś, Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Sławomir Matuszak

On 21 January another round of trilateral gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union was held in Brussels. This meeting mainly concerned the new Russian-Ukrainian transit contract; the transit contract…

Rosja–Japonia: nikłe szanse zawarcia traktatu pokojowego
Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s efforts since 2013 to resolve the territorial dispute with Russia over the Kuril Islands, and as a consequence to sign a peace treaty, have…

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Point of View | | Witold Rodkiewicz

Russia’s long-term goal is to prevent the reunification of the Korean peninsula

Analyses | | Wojciech Konończuk

On 25 December the presidents of Russia and Belarus met at the Kremlin to resolve some areas of dispute, in particular the further integration of the two countries and the terms for supply of oil. The talks between…

Russia puts pressure on Belarus
Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Marek Menkiszak, Jan Strzelecki

On 13 December, at a meeting of the Belarus-Russia Union State Council of Ministers held in Brest, Russian Prime Minister, Dmitri Medvedev, publicly talked about two scenarios for further integration of the two…

Koniec INF: początek trudnych negocjacji
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska

On 4 December, the NATO Foreign Affairs Ministers issued a statement confirming that Russia had violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (…

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Russia’s draft budget for 2019–2021 was accepted on 21 November by the State Duma and, on 23 November, by the Federation Council. The document is still to be signed by the…