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The standoff at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is symptomatic of a broader Russian-Western chasm over the rules of multilateral institutions. Russia will not accept seeing that chasm resolved by a return to the status quo ante.
What are the roots and drivers of the digital sovereignty narrative in Russian politics? Is there any Russian alternative to foreign 5G technology? Is the specter of sanctions against 5G equipment and other civilian telecom software a real threat, or a myth spread by scaremongers?
The pandemic has failed to bring geopolitical rivals together, but has it created new divisions, or merely amplified existing disagreements? And have any lessons been learned for dealing with other global challenges, like climate change?
Seen from Moscow, Angela Merkel’s long tenure was a period of relative, if not always palatable, predictability in German-Russian relations. The future of the relationship will depend in no small measure on who succeeds her and how skilled that successor is at the art of statecraft. Merkel is leaving behind very big shoes to fill.
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