China and the US are on a collision course while Beijing and Moscow are moving closer together and geopolitical tensions are rising. What exactly is China’s foreign policy and attitudes to its growing rivalry with the US? Are Russia and China in an emerging anti-Western alliance or is it just a ma
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin spent three days in Moscow to form a new deeper economic and pollical alliance. How important was the meeting and what do Xi and Putin get out of it. How will it impact the West’s attempt to tighten the sanctions noose around Rus
Join Ben Aris and Mack Tubridy as they discuss the recent rioting in Georgia. They discuss the Foreign agents bill, its withdrawal and the mass demonstrations in the centre of Tbilisi, where police used water cannons, tear gas, pepper spray and flash grenades to disperse crowds of
The West has targeted Russia’s cash cow with two sets of dramatic sanctions. In December an embargo and price cap scheme was imposed on crude oil exports. In February the more widely distributed oil products were hit with the same. But how big an impact will these sanctions have on the sector?
The war in Ukraine started one year ago and Russia has been hit by some of the most extreme sanctions ever seen on such a large economy. But have they worked? The government’s revenue tumbled in recent months, but in 2022 Russia had the largest current account surplus ever. Now two rounds of oil
Join us for this podcast with Ben Aris, Editor in Chief of bne IntelliNews, as he interviews Owen Matthew about his new book on Russia. They discuss their thinking about the War in Ukraine, Putin, his motives and much more.
Tensions in northern Kosovo escalated dramatically in the second half of 2022, raising fears of a renewed conflict in the region, part of Kosovo but populated mainly by ethnic Serbs. While the situation has eased, a new flashpoint looms with the upcoming local elections in April. We look ahead to th
Uzbekistan is will hold its first three “People’s IPOs” before the end of the year where the first stakes in three major enterprises will sold off via the Tashkent Stock Exchange. Small stakes will be sold in some of the most attractive companies in the country: UzAuto is Uzbekistan’s ma
The energy crisis and soaring inflation is going to tip Europe into recession this year, but how bad will it get? join us as we delve into the possibilities and see how Emerging Europe will survive this next recession. Watch it on YouTube here To listen to this podcast on other pl