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.
Jan
02

Конец Совета

It's getting harder and harder to divine what exactly to make of each successive announcement coming out about the economy
11 min read
Dec
13

Political Aspects of Malemployment

As the Russian economy ambles into a permanent state of 'partial' mobilization, the political consequences for the underpinnings of the
12 min read
Oct
21

Наука Могилизовать

As reports emerge of an increasingly likely withdrawal from Kherson – the costs of an escalating Russian campaign to wreck Ukraine's energy and heating infrastructure as winter comes mount – the correlation of economic and political forces within Russia are worsening.
7 min read
Oct
06

Cartel Blanche

The last few days have led to some major whiplash among commodity market watchers, armchair geopolitical strategists, politics fiends, and
7 min read
Oct
05

Annex to Remember

The problem with the current emerging attempt at neoliberal totalitarianism in conditions that preclude the effective recycling of a large trade surplus is that eventually you run out of someone else's money.
10 min read
Sep
29

Empire of Austerity

In a turn of events that rather surprised me, I'm now in the process of signing a contract to write
6 min read
Sep
26

Referendumb and Referendumber: Shook Ones, Pt. III

The last 48 hours have proven to be another watershed in the Russo-Ukrainian war, one that simultaneously changed everything and
4 min read
Sep
20

Mos Deficit

Last week, a Bloomberg piece concerning the role of defense procurement orders as a 'boost' to the Russian economy caught
8 min read
Sep
14

Mise en Цен

The latest consumer price index and inflation data release in the US has many, myself included, apoplectic at the disconnect
8 min read
Sep
12
Bust A Cap

Bust A Cap

The stunning success of the Ukrainian military's counteroffensive in Kharkiv oblast' and reports of further attacks gaining ground in Luhansk
7 min read