Sibylline Insight Series
Sibylline Podcast - Russia/China - The Vostok Military Exercises and the Evolving Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership

Sibylline Podcast - Russia/China - The Vostok Military Exercises and the Evolving Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership

September 14, 2018

With Russia’s Vostok military exercises taking place this week - on the grandest scale since the Cold War era and involving China for the first time – we discuss the domestic significance as well as the evolving relationship between Moscow and Beijing. With signs of greater cooperation, as well as numerous potential points of contention, we consider how best to interpret the relationship and how it is likely to progress.

Key points include:

  • Russia’s domestic economic problems
  • Increasingly strained relations between both China and Russia and the West
  • How pragmatism and mutual economic benefits are driving cooperation
  • Competition in Eurasia as a potential source of conflict

We hope you enjoy the podcast and welcome questions and feedback. Please get in touch at info@sibylline.co.uk

Sibylline Podcast – Europe/ Eurasia – Controversy at NATO Summit and Trump-Putin Meeting Reduces NATO Deterrent

Sibylline Podcast – Europe/ Eurasia – Controversy at NATO Summit and Trump-Putin Meeting Reduces NATO Deterrent

July 12, 2018

Following the first day of the NATO Summit, we explore the major themes of the event and the strategic implications for the operational environment in Europe, as well as upcoming protests against President Trump’s visits in Europe.

 

Key points include:

  • Immediate concerns
  • Strategic themes of the NATO Summit
  • The Putin-Trump meeting in Helsinki
  • Implications for business operations in Europe

 

We hope you enjoy the podcast and welcome questions and feedback. Please get in touch at info@sibylline.co.uk

Sibylline Podcast – Russia – Europe: Implications Of The Skripal Attack And Putin Election Victory

Sibylline Podcast – Russia – Europe: Implications Of The Skripal Attack And Putin Election Victory

March 22, 2018

Tensions between Putin’s Kremlin and the UK are peaking following the 4 March nerve agent attack on Sergey Skripal in Salisbury, England; whilst Putin’s election victory heralds an anticipated broad continuation of existing trends.

In this podcast, we look at how these two events have shaped the security and operating environment in Russia, and impacted our global outlook.

Key points include:

  • Analysis of the elections and the meaning of Putin’s victory.
  • The threat to UK and Western firms operating in Russia following the Skripal attack, in particular to longstanding challenges associated with operating in Russia.
  • The long term outlook

We hope you enjoy the podcast and welcome questions and feedback. Please get in touch at info@sibylline.co.uk  

Sibylline Podcast – Russia – Putin 4.0 Continuity and Assertion

Sibylline Podcast – Russia – Putin 4.0 Continuity and Assertion

March 1, 2018

President Putin is expected to comfortably win the upcoming March elections, with tensions between Moscow and the West unlikely to dissipate over the course of a fourth Putin term.

Key points include:

  • Analysis of key issues facing Russia
  • Medium and long term security/economic implications  
  • Kremlin will continue to pursue an increasingly assertive foreign policy at a global level