Nicholas Birman Trickett

Nicholas Birman Trickett

London
Eurasian studies at EUSP, international political economy at LSE. Russia/Eurasia, energy, political economy, and foreign policy. The work's never finished, just abandoned.
Apr
11
Til' The Money Runs Out

Til' The Money Runs Out

As the war in Ukraine drags on, it's fast become a talking point among various hawks on Twitter, government officials
17 min read
Mar
26

Russia‘s Energy Shock or The Rents Are Too Damned High

The last several weeks have delivered a harsh reality check for Russian policymakers: the hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth
18 min read
Jan
14
Swallowing a Whale

Swallowing a Whale

"This European Union has faced its worst economic, financial and social crisis since World War II. And it is still
7 min read
Jan
07

Sad News, Everyone!

As I've started work and trying to figure out how to balance time and my need to throw myself into
2 min read
Jan
03

Back to the lab

Top of the Pops Before the New Year, I caught this chart from Tatiana Evdokimova and it struck me as
5 min read
Dec
21

Foundation Pits

"What if we all get lost in thought – who'll be left to act?" – Management, The Foundation Pit Joe Manchin's blindsiding
9 min read
Dec
08
Three's Company

Three's Company

So it finally happened. Putin has reportedly kicked it to the cabinet to work out a compromise between Gazprom and
4 min read
Dec
07
Build Back Worse

Build Back Worse

Watching the Russian budget for 2022-2024 and surrounding political decisions coalesce in recent weeks amid the current escalation of coercive
11 min read
Nov
22

A Service Announcement

I'd like to flag that I'll be suspending the daily newsletter for the rest of the year. I was hoping
2 min read
Nov
19
EV Rider

EV Rider

Top of the Pops As much as I'd like to have a hot take on Putin and Belarus now that
11 min read