Russian Foreign Affairs – April, 2016

Fords are often driven by Russia's police force

Russian Foreign Affairs in the News
April, 2016

SSI-banner Russian foreign policy and foreign policies concerning Russia have been of particular interest to those following world affairs lately. With Russia’s more assertive stance on the world stage, Russia’s absorption of Crimea, and resulting sanctions, arms buildups, and global geopolitical restructuring and repositioning, keeping a close eye on this part of the world is especially important to understanding global security and international politics.

This free resource serves to track and analyze these issues as they develop in Eurasia.

 

Former Yukos Owners Lose Appeal
A ruling awarding the former owners $50 billion in damages from the Russian state is overturned in a Dutch court.

Ford Mulls New Russia Investment
Ford has invested $1.5 Billion in Russia to-date. As sales jump 93% in an apparent recovery of the Russian car market, they may invest more.

Russia Becomes World’s Leading Wheat Exporter
Russia’s position as a leading wheat exporter in 2016 was reported by The Wall Street Journal in February, citing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

About the Author

Jonathon Rainey
Jonathan Rainey majored in History and English at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. While at Francis Marion, he was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honors Society and worked as a reporter for The Patriot, the university's newspaper. Jonathan will be serving as an SRAS Home and Abroad Scholar in Vladivostok for the 2015-2016 school year.
Josh Wilson
Josh Wilson is the Assistant Director for The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) and Communications Director for Alinga Consulting Group. In those capacities, he has been managing publications and informative websites covering geopolitics, history, business, economy, and politics in Eurasia since 2003. He is based in Moscow, Russia. For SRAS, he also assists in program development and leads the Home and Abroad Programs.