Brookings Mountain West
For 40 years Russia’s domestic economic and political development and its foreign policy ambitions have been driven by the varying fortunes of its oil and gas wealth. The story continues to play out today, with crucial global consequences. Russia remains the world’s largest producer of oil and gas. It holds the third largest foreign exchange reserves in the world. Understanding the role of Russia’s energy wealth is key to understanding what role the country may play in world energy security and geopolitics in the years ahead.
Economic policy; Energy security; International relations; Petroleum reserves – Economic aspects; Petroleum reserves – Political aspects; Russia
Economic Policy | International Relations | Models and Methods | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Other Political Science
Booms and busts: Russia and its oil, 1970 to 2011 and beyond.
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