October 4, 2015
Program News & Announcements

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
ACDIS announces the availability of scholarship awards to support undergraduates engaged in an approved internship or study abroad research program during Winter 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, and Fall 2016.

Thursday, July 02nd, 2015
ACDIS is pleased to announce the resumption of its Occasional Paper Series with the publication of an article by Roger Kanet entitled, "The Failed Western Challenge to Russia's Revival in Eurasia." You can find this and other publications at the "Publications" tab on the home screen.

Current Affairs & Policy Analysis

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Russia currently cannot be considered an influential player in the global energy market, despite its significant exports and the heavy reliance of Europe on those exports. In the following pages we will argue that the domestic and international vulnerabilities of Russia in its energy sector make it rather a price taker and not an influential energy player on a global scale.2 We believe that Russia could successfully address these issues through the institutions of global energy governance. Russia’s preference, however, would be in the creation of a new energy regime, most likely under the umbrella of the BRICS, rather than participating in institutions constructed by the West.