Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Dmitriy Frolovskiy is a political analyst and independent journalist. He is a consultant on policy and strategy, and has written about Russia’s foreign policy.

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The View | The China factor: why Russia is still betting big on oil

At a time when much of the West is planning an exit from fossil fuels, Russia is proceeding with an enormous oil project. One key reason is China, which doesn’t see a swift energy transition as a realistic path and could drive global oil demand in the medium term.

At a time when much of the West is planning an exit from fossil fuels, Russia is proceeding with an enormous oil project. One key reason is China, which doesn’t see a swift energy transition as a realistic path and could drive global oil demand in the medium term.

The China factor: why Russia is still betting big on oil
30 Jun 2021 - 9:15AM
Eye on Asia | Asian demand is fuelling China’s growth as a petrochemicals powerhouse

Oil refineries in the US and Europe are flailing while China adds mega facilities, supported by demand for plastic and petrochemicals as Asia recovers more quickly from the pandemic.

Oil refineries in the US and Europe are flailing while China adds mega facilities, supported by demand for plastic and petrochemicals as Asia recovers more quickly from the pandemic.

Asian demand is fuelling China’s growth as a petrochemicals powerhouse
31 Jan 2021 - 3:40PM
The View | Coronavirus pandemic’s hit to Russia’s economy should prompt structural reform

While projections suggest the pandemic will not hurt the Russian economy as badly as feared, stagnation and inefficiency continue to hold back its growth. The Kremlin should institute deep structural reforms to boost growth and avoid a worsening deficit.

While projections suggest the pandemic will not hurt the Russian economy as badly as feared, stagnation and inefficiency continue to hold back its growth. The Kremlin should institute deep structural reforms to boost growth and avoid a worsening deficit.

Coronavirus pandemic’s hit to Russia’s economy should prompt structural reform
29 Sep 2020 - 10:22PM
The View | Why China-Russia economic ties will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic stronger than ever

In addition to robust bilateral trade, projects such as the Amur Gas Chemical Complex which will supply polythene and polypropylene to China, the Power of Siberia pipeline and de-dollarisation efforts by both countries bode well for the future.

In addition to robust bilateral trade, projects such as the Amur Gas Chemical Complex which will supply polythene and polypropylene to China, the Power of Siberia pipeline and de-dollarisation efforts by both countries bode well for the future.

Why China-Russia economic ties will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic stronger than ever
25 Aug 2020 - 10:22PM
Opinion | China and Russia aren’t economic equals but, thanks to the US trade war, their partnership looks built to last

Until now, Russia’s relationship with China has looked decidedly one-sided, but Donald Trump’s trade war has changed all that, and Moscow could be a natural hedge against international pressure.

Until now, Russia’s relationship with China has looked decidedly one-sided, but Donald Trump’s trade war has changed all that, and Moscow could be a natural hedge against international pressure.

China and Russia aren’t economic equals but, thanks to the US trade war, their partnership looks built to last
10 Dec 2019 - 11:19PM
Opinion | First trade, now education? Why US-China conflict must not be allowed to spill over

Paranoia about foreign influence in China and the US is hurting academia on both sides. Universities that depend on foreign students for revenue will suffer, and so will international exchange and diplomacy.

Paranoia about foreign influence in China and the US is hurting academia on both sides. Universities that depend on foreign students for revenue will suffer, and so will international exchange and diplomacy.

First trade, now education? Why US-China conflict must not be allowed to spill over
17 Jan 2019 - 3:10AM
The View | Russian gas imports won’t improve China’s air quality when Beijing continues with its policy of excessive coal consumption

Beijing may tout its growing cooperation with Russia in natural gas, but the real problem lies with China’s reliance on coal and the coal-guzzling metals industry for economic growth.

Beijing may tout its growing cooperation with Russia in natural gas, but the real problem lies with China’s reliance on coal and the coal-guzzling metals industry for economic growth.

Russian gas imports won’t improve China’s air quality when Beijing continues with its policy of excessive coal consumption
10 Dec 2019 - 11:28PM
Opinion | As Putin pivots to Asia, will more Russian defence and energy deals be the new normal in the region?

Vladimir Putin’s decision to attend the East Asia Summit signals his determination to diversify Russia’s relationships away from Europe and the US.

Vladimir Putin’s decision to attend the East Asia Summit signals his determination to diversify Russia’s relationships away from Europe and the US.

As Putin pivots to Asia, will more Russian defence and energy deals be the new normal in the region?
12 Nov 2018 - 7:11PM