Nicholas Trickett

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Nicholas Trickett

Nicholas Trickett received a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from Haverford College and a M.A. in Russia and Eurasian Studies from the European University in St. Petersburg. He has focused on Russian energy security, foreign policy, and the intersection of its political economy at home with its international economic interests, namely energy and trade infrastructure. Nick has worked on the Hill and for think tanks like the Hudson Institute and the Center for Strategic International Studies and now writes as a columnist for Bear Market Brief and contributor for The Diplomat, Global Risk Insights, and Oilprice. Nick is hoping to leverage his background into more deeply understanding the effects of China's Belt and Road Initiative, Russia's evolving Asia-Pacific foreign policy, and domestic economic reform on its foreign policy options and U.S. approaches to U.S.-Russia relations as China's influence across Eurasia grows.

Twitter: @ntrickett16

This author wrote:

Rent control: Russia’s state oil and gas firms

Oil and gas lie at the heart of Russia’s elaborate system of patronage structuring its politics and economy. Vladimir Putin and the current regime rely heavily on oil and gas tax revenues to finance state spending as well as oil and gas companies to provide billions of dollars’ worth of contracts to friends and supporters of the Kremlin...

Will Putin 4.0 look to the Eurasian Economic Union?

As Vladimir Putin enters what seems likely to be his final term as president of the Russian Federation, there’s a sense that domestic politics will figure more prominently than the emphasis on foreign policy that defined much of the last five years...

Limited future prospects for Sino-Russian Arctic cooperation

China recently issued a white paper outlining the broad strokes of its Arctic policy. The document articulates China’s self-image as a leading power with vital political and economic interests in the Arctic. All of Beijing’s roads to the Arctic, however, lead through Moscow...

Diminishing returns: the relative decline of Russia’s pipeline power

When considering EU energy security, big pipelines get most of the ink. NordStream II, TurkStream, and the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) are the focal points for arguments about EU efforts to diversify natural gas supplies...