Will climate-change efforts affect EU–Russian relations? (Probably not.)

By Rachel S. Salzman | November 1, 2016

Given the fact that changes in the European energy market can have significant geopolitical effects, it might seem like EU emissions-cutting policies motivated by climate change could cause serious changes in the EU–Russia relationship. However, a closer inspection of the history of this relationship shows that there are far more influential factors affecting the situation, first and foremost the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

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