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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