Russia Key Analysis

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Crisis: Likely To Stop With Crimea

Russia's decision to assume de facto control of Crimea over the weekend has substantially raised political risks in Ukraine. While our core view is that Russia will consolidate control in Crimea and...

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Will Russia Invade?

We still believe direct military aggression by Russia in Ukraine is unlikely at this stage. However, we cannot completely rule it out, particularly if the violence between Ukrainian and ethnic...

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Yanukovych's Support Base Crumbling

Ukraine's parliament passed new concessions to anti-government protestors on January 29, providing amnesty to protestors detained in the recent period of civil unrest. While the laws ostensibly...

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Russia Coal: Asia Export Drive

With coal being the second-largest cargo handled in Russian ports, the outlook in the country's coal industry will continue to have profound implications on port development plans in the shipping...

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