Russia, Ukraine Downplay Energy Standoff

Nov. 30, 2015 After power was cut off in Russian-controlled Crimea, the Kremlin suspended coal shipments to Ukraine, but both countries have downplayed the dispute.

A New Crisis in Ukraine?

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Nov. 26, 2015 Ukraine has engaged in a series of retaliatory gestures with Russia that may signal a coming crisis.

The Strategy Behind a Downed Russian Plane

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Nov. 25, 2015 Many are wondering what compelled the Turks to shoot down a Russian warplane they say entered Turkish air space.

Russia Responds to Turkey

Nov. 25, 2015 After the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish forces, Russia has said it will start deploying air-defense systems in the area and is continuing to support Assad’s offensive on the Syria-Turkey border.

Ukraine-Russia Tensions Rise

Nov. 25, 2015 The governments in Kiev and Moscow have been increasingly hostile since damage to electricity generators caused by unidentified individuals in southern Ukraine led to power outages in Crimea.

Turkey Downs Russian Warplane

Nov. 24, 2015 The Turkish military says it shot down a warplane on Tuesday, which reports claim was a Russian Su-24 fighter jet.

US-Russia Negotiations Worry Ukraine

Nov. 24, 2015 Ukraine wants to build a wedge between Washington and the Kremlin, as the two countries edge closer in their fight against the Islamic State in Syria.

Ukraine Claims Ceasefire Violations

Nov. 17, 2015 Kiev’s reports of spikes in ceasefire violations are likely meant to influence negotiations between Russia and the West.

Renewed Fighting in Ukraine

Nov. 16, 2015 New fighting in eastern Ukraine has disturbed the relative calm of a ceasefire agreed to in September.

The World in 2016

Dec. 2, 2015 We look ahead at the major geopolitical developments the world can expect to see in 2016. These include fragmentation in the European Union, as a result of the continuing refugee and financial crises, and a reluctant confrontation between Turkey and the Islamic State.

The World in 2016: A Summary of Our Forecast

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Dec. 2, 2015 We look ahead at the major geopolitical developments the world can expect to see in 2016. These include fragmentation in the European Union, as a result of the continuing refugee and financial crises, and a reluctant confrontation between Turkey and the Islamic State.

Here is a summary of some of our key predictions for the year ahead.

The Road to 2040

Dec. 2, 2015 We look into the future and forecast what the world will look like in a quarter of a century. We predict several disruptions in the global structure by 2040 and conclude that much of the instability over the next 25 years will be focused in the European and Asian continents.