Do Svidaniya, Chernobyl: Russian economic statecraft in Turkey and Belarus

By Anna J. Davidson

“Nuclear energy technology is increasingly relied upon by Russian President Vladimir Putin as his instrument of choice in economic statecraft. Aside from pursuing advanced nuclear technologies such as the MBIR sodium-cooled fast reactor (the world’s most powerful research reactor), the Russian Federation and its state-owned organizations are capitalizing on the pursuit of nuclear technologies by states that exhibit potential for energy dependence. As such, Russia is becoming an indispensable partner in nuclear energy for these countries and Russia’s Belarusian and Turkish energy partners should be of particular strategic concern.”

Access the full analysis here with Foreign Policy Research Institute

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