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The Threat to the West Is Inside the House – FP, 8.04.22
The United States and Europe need to toughen up on the spoilers in their own ranks. By Ivana Stradner, an advisor to the Barish Center for Media Integrity at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Dalibor Rohac, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

It’s Time to Beat Putin at Poker and Call His Bluff – FP, 9.04.22
The West must understand the high-stakes game Russia is engaging in, and use calculated aggression to expose the Kremlin’s weak hand. By Jason Pack, the founder of the consultancy Libya-Analysis and the author of Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder

Putin United the West—but Now Comes the Hard Part – FP, 11.03.22
Security will require painful trade-offs Western governments may not be ready to make. By Thomas de Maizière, a former German defense minister, and A. Wess Mitchell, a principal at The Marathon Initiative and a former assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia

How to Make a Deal With Putin – FA, 15.02.22
Only a Comprehensive Pact Can Avoid War. By Michael McFaul

A “New Cold War” to Decide the Future of Europe—and the World – FP, 21.01.22
Trump’s ambassador to the OSCE says a Russian invasion of Ukraine is an attack on “all of America’s allies.” By James S. Gilmore III, a former U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

An Existential Threat to Europe’s Security Architecture? – 30.12.21
What happens next in Ukraine depends on the West’s readiness for dialogue, says Russia’s ambassador to the United States. By Anatoly Antonov, Russia’s ambassador to the United States

Despite Biden and Macron, Western allies remain united against Russia – Politico, 20.01.22
Presidential utterances set off tremors but efforts to prevent a military strike on Ukraine continue apace.

Showdown at the Nord Stream Corral – FP, 13.01.22
U.S. Senate strikes down sanctions bill on a Russian pipeline project that became a political lightning rod in Washington. By Robbie Gramer, a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy, and Amy Mackinnon, a national security and intelligence reporter at Foreign Policy


Use Climate and Trade Policy to Counter Putin’s Playbook – FP, 23.12.21
Joint U.S.-EU carbon border fees could be much more damaging to Russia than sanctions. By Kevin Cramer, a U.S. senator, and H. R. McMaster, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a former U.S. national security advisor

The West Must Deter Russia or Accept Defeat – FP, 13.12.21
Putin hasn’t set his sights on just Ukraine. Further destabilization of Georgia is next on his agenda. By Natia Seskuria, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute

Russia’s threats place Europe at a pivotal moment – CH, 3.12.21
Democratic societies must face down Russia’s threats around Ukraine. Establishing the limits of Russia’s power will help secure a safer future for Europe.

Nord Stream 2 pipeline under threat if Russia invades Ukraine -U.S. officials – reuters, 8.12.21

Casa Albă, despre gazoductul dintre Rusia și Germania: „Este o pârghie pentru Occident, pentru că dacă Vladimir Putin doreşte ca viitorul Nord Stream 2 să transporte gaz, s-ar putea să nu-şi asume riscul de a invada Ucraina” – AFP, 8.12.21

Rusia, atac la adresa SUA și UE pentru un presupus amestec în alegerile din R.Moldova. MAEIE respinge acuzațiile – 14.05

Biden Aims to Quash Nord Stream 2 Sanctions in Defense Bill – FP, 24.11
The move comes amid a European energy crunch and Russian troops massing on the border with Ukraine. By Robbie Gramer, Jack Detsch, and Amy Mackinnon

Myths and misconceptions in the debate on Russia – CH, 13.05

A New Sanctions Strategy to Contain Putin’s Russia – FP, 4.05
It’s time for America and Europe to start putting serious economic pressure on Putin’s regime. By Daniel Fried, a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council and former U.S. State Department coordinator for sanctions policy, and Adrian Karatnycky, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and the founder of Myrmidon Group.

Five lessons from Russia’s Ukraine military escalation – CH, 29.04
Russia shows readiness and an ability to move at speed when needed, but key to its strategy is retaining control of both military and diplomatic manoeuvres.

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Biden Isn’t Selling Out on Nord Stream 2. He’s Protecting U.S. Firms – FP, 29.07
If Washington can sanction any company for legal activity it doesn’t like, China and others could do the same to U.S. businesses—making them uninsurable. By Elisabeth Braw, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute

Ukraine Won’t Stop Fighting the Nord Stream Deal – FP, 28.07
Kyiv feels let down by supposed allies in Berlin and Washington. By Vladislav Davidzon, a writer, journalist, and artist who has reported extensively from Ukraine

Șah dat Uniunii Europene de Ucraina, care a avut o reacție îndrăzneață după ce Rusia și Germania au anunțat acordul pe Nord Stream 2 – 28.07

Biden’s Surrender to Merkel on Nord Stream 2 – FP, 26.07
His support for the pipeline abandoned a bipartisan consensus, got nothing in return, and made the world less secure. By Kiron Skinner, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and a former director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department, and Russell A. Berman, a professor at Stanford University and a former senior advisor on the U.S. State Department’s policy planning staff

The Russian Pipeline That Turned Into a Lightning Rod – FP, 23.07
How Nord Stream 2 made everyone in Washington mad at one another. By Amy Mackinnon, Robbie Gramer, Jack Detsch

SUA şi Germania au ajuns la un acord pentru proiectul Nord-Stream 2 – RFI, 21.07

Antony Blinken: Nord-Stream 2 rămâne principalul punct de dezacord între SUA şi Germania – g4media, 23.06

Zelensky “surprised” and “disappointed” by Biden pipeline move – axios, 6.06

Germania susţine că Ucraina trebuie să rămână ţară de tranzit după finalizarea gazoductului Nord Stream 2 – Hotnews, 6.06

Nord Stream 2: First section of pipeline is complete, Putin says – DW, 4.06
The Russian leader says his country is ready for more cooperation with Europe. He also says it’s a “myth” that Russia isn’t concerned about the environment, promising to cut emissions faster than the EU.

Want a Green Future? Let Nord Stream Go. – FP, 6.05
Sanctions would undermine climate diplomacy. By Stephen G. Gross, director of the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University.

Negocieri eșuate între SUA și Germania pe tema gazoductului Nord Stream 2 – Digi24, 5.05

How to Break the Logjam Over Nord Stream 2 – FP, 29.04
The Russo-German pipeline has zero impact on European security. But Ukraine should be helped. – By Pierre Noël, a research scholar at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, and Chi Kong Chyong, a research associate at the University of Cambridge’s Energy Policy Research Group.

Sanctions Won’t Stop Nord Stream 2. Diplomacy Will – FP, 9.04
Quiet negotiations with Berlin can do what economic coercion can’t. By Edward Fishman

Biden Must Follow the Law and Sanction Nord Stream Now – FP, 29.03
Why has the administration been so half-hearted on a malign Russian influence project? By Michael McCaul, Jim Risch

Şeful diplomaţiei germane: Stoparea Nord Stream 2 produce schimbări geopolitice – DW, 22.03

Nord Stream 2: Washington cere entităților implicate să se dezangajeze imediat și amenință cu noi sancțiuni – RFI, 19.03

Russian Pipeline Project Tests Biden’s Relations With Russia, Germany—and Congress – FP, 22.02
Torn between mending ties with Germany or Republicans in Congress, the Biden administration takes a softer line on Nord Stream 2 than some lawmakers expected. By Robbie Gramer, Amy Mackinnon


Nord Stream 2 resumes: Gas pipeline defies US sanctions, set to finish construction – 4.12

Why Joe Biden opposes the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 pipeline – DW, 21.11

Statele Unite au inclus sancţiunile împotriva Rusiei legate de gazoductul Nord Stream 2 în proiectul de lege anual privind politica de apărare – 12.11

The U.S. Is Close to Killing Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline – FP, 6.07
But it’s a race between slow construction and slower sanctions. By Amy Mackinnon

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