News Digest: Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

June 2021 The Nord Stream 2  is an underwater pipeline that would transport natural gas from Russia directly to Germany. The completion of this pipeline would lead to greater Russian expansion into Europe with increased dependence on Russian natural gas. The United...

Biden – Putin Summit

On June 16, 2021 President Biden and President Putin held a summit in Geneva, following a week of meetings between Biden and members of NATO and the G7. Before the trip, Biden stated in an opinion piece for the Washington Post that his intention was to strengthen...

CSIS Event Summary: Zapad 2021

On June 15, 2021, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a virtual event entitled “Zapad 2021 and the Future of Russia’s Force Presence in Belarus.” Zapad, the Russian word for “west,” is a military exercise held every four years and the...