Russia’s Energy Influence Dropping

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Russia undeniably wields some degree of influence over Central and Eastern Europe due to the high volume of energy exports it sends their way. However, that leverage may be overplayed. The Cipher Brief spoke with Balázs Jarábik, a nonresident scholar in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to ask just how forceful Russia’s energy hand is in Central and Eastern Europe. 

The Cipher Brief: What is the extent of Russia’s influence on Central Europe as a result of its current dominance in the energy sector?

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