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Discussing How the Ukraine Conflict Will Exacerbate Developing Humanitarian Crises and Empower Autocratic Governments in Africa

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast, join your host Eloise Scott, our Global Intelligence Manager, along with Benedict Manzin, our Sub Sahara Africa Analyst to discuss the increase in food and fuel prices due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how it will drive widespread inflation and increase strains on rising …

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24 February 2022: Red Storm Rising

Sibylline – 0800 GMT 24 February 2022: Red Storm Rising by General (Retd) Sir James Everard KCB CBE, Sibylline Special Adviser Putin Putin is either living in an altered state of reality, surrounded by yes men, or he is calculating and rational, but with a very different worldview from ourown. He is clearly prepared to use brute force to achieve his objectives and in both cases the question …

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Ukraine-Russia Tensions Drive EU and US Business Concerns

Key Takeaways  As tensions on the Russia-Ukraine border continue to mount, the prospect of a Russian freeze on energy exports to Europe is a growing concern, principally as a potential response by Moscow to European Union (EU) sanctions in the event of a Russian invasion. Whilst such a freeze would have severe effects on several …

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ALERT: Far-Right Capitalising on Russia-Ukraine Tensions to Spread Hate

Event As tensions between Russia and Ukraine increase over the potential of a Russian invasion, far-right groups are spreading pro-Russia and anti-Western propaganda. This is most apparent in the US, but is also evident in other NATO countries, like Germany and the UK too. The anti-government rhetoric portrays the increasing tensions as the fault of …

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Discussing the Implications of Violent Protests in Kazakhstan

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean In this week’s podcast, join Liana Semchuk, our Lead Europe and Eurasia Analyst and Zsofia Wolford and Alex Lord, our Europe and Eurasia Analysts, to discuss the uprising’s implications for the future of the Tokayev government and for the wider region. Last week’s nationwide protests in response to a …

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Discussing the latest Russian military build-up and the likelihood of war in Ukraine

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean Last week US and Ukrainian intelligence published warnings over the most recent Russian military build-up along Ukraine’s eastern border, predicting that it may be a precursor to a larger military offensive in early 2022. Increasingly heated rhetoric between Moscow, Ukraine and NATO has ramped up regional tensions in recent …

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Legislative Elections in Russia

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean This week join your host Edward Johnson, Head of Global Analysis along with Liana Semchuk, our Lead Europe & Eurasia Analyst and Alex Lord, our Europe & Eurasia Analyst to discuss the up and coming Russian elections. Legislative elections will be held in Russia between 17 – 19 September, …

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ALERT: Russia – Harsh Crackdowns Likely as Opposition Brings Forward Nationwide Protests

EVENT On 18 April supporters of imprisoned opposition activist Alexei Navalny called for new nationwide protests to take place on 21 April, bringing forward their plans over concerns over Navalny’s rapidly deteriorating health. SIGNIFICANCE The announcement comes after nationwide protests were held across Russian in January following the return and subsequent arrest of Alexei Navalny …

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Russian-Ukrainian tensions and the threat of escalation in the Donba‪s

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean This week Edward Johnson, Sibylline’s Insight Team Manager, leads a discussion with Liana Semchuk, Europe & Eurasia Lead Analyst, and Alex Lord scrutinising the massing of Russian military forces on the border with Ukraine and combat intensification in the Donbas. These activities have elevated concerns of the potential threat …

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US-Russia Tensions

Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean Liana Semchuk, Lead Analyst for Europe & Eurasia, and James Barth, Analyst for North America, join Director for Sibylline EMEA Jonathan Dunbar, to discuss tensions between the US and Russia increasing since Joe Biden became president of the United States. The risk of US sanctions against Russia expanding remains …

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