Nowhere is the effect of the Russo-Ukrainian war stronger than in the region sometimes referred to as ‘Eurasia’ or the ‘post-Soviet states’. The war has impacted Russia’s influence and revised international trade routes. The shifting power balances must be understood, as Russia’s relationships in its immediate neighbourhood are changing.
- The impact of the war on Russia’s relationship with the independent states that were controlled by Moscow over 30 years ago.
- Russia-Turkey relations and Black Sea security.
- Impact on the regional economies, including the influx of Russian money into other countries on the region.
- How is Moscow using the countries of the region to re-organize its trade routes and bypass sanctions?
- How Russia leverages and influences Russian and Russian-speaking diasporas in the neighborhood?
- Looking at interactions and synergies between Ukraine and Moldova.