Russia has laid the groundwork to pressure the European Union with surging gas prices and supply shortages next year, but the longer a new gas crisis goes on, the greater the chance it will cost Russia dearly. Will Moscow or Brussels blink first?
Published: Jul 16, 2019
Ilya Repin, “Reply of the Zaparozhian Cossacks” (Wikimedia Commons)
Angela Merkel’s CDU will soon have to choose between competing with AfD for the hearts of law-and-order conservatives, or with the Greens for the hearts of urban liberals. Doing both may not be possible.