Stratfor Center for Applied Geopolitics at RANE
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Special Briefing Session Replay:
The Outlook for the Global Energy Market
European energy markets were roiled after several leaks were recently discovered on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline systems, possibly caused by Russian sabotage. The crisis has rendered Nord Stream 1, which suspended deliveries to Europe in late August, unusable for the foreseeable future. Some officials are concerned that it may be permanently damaged if it is not repaired quickly due to saltwater seeping into the pipeline.
With its natural gas exports to Europe now nearing zero, Moscow may start targeting the continent's maritime oil and gas industry via cyberattacks and physical strikes. Russia could further undermine Europe's energy security long after it cuts off gas supplies, if Moscow begins to more aggressively target the continent's maritime oil and gas industry.
Watch our panel discuss the likelihood of various scenarios and the implications for companies with interests in the region.
Nuclear Deterrence After Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
The most significant emerging challenge is the trilateral nuclear dynamic driven by China's expanding nuclear arsenal and evolving nuclear doctrine.
China's Opportunity to Break Into Arctic Governance
The suspension of Arctic Council activities following Russia's re-invasion of Ukraine presents an opening for China to challenge Arctic governance.
Musings on Autocracies, Democracies and Resilience
In this podcast, learn about geopolitical events that range from Russia to Ukraine to European energy to the future of China.
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In the Solomon Islands, China Seeks to Normalize Its Security Presence
China's new security deal with the island nation is the latest in a series of moves by Beijing to normalize its military's expanding international role.
The Russia-Ukraine War & Ideological Frameworks: Democracy Vs. Autocracy
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is frequently characterized as part of a broader struggle between democracy and autocracy.
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NATO Tensions Reinforce and Complicate Russia's Arctic Ambitions
The West's response to the Ukraine invasion will further compel Russia to secure its vast Arctic region, which holds much of the country's resource wealth.
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