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Ukraine Says No To Russian Coal, Gas – Favors Nuclear Power

May 19, 2017 at 16:17 | The Jamestown Foundation

In spite of a blockade on shipments of anthracite coal from occupied Donbas to Ukrainian thermal power plants (TPPs) since this past winter, the country has thus far avoided blackouts.…

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Venezuela’s Oil Production On The Brink Of Collapse

May 17, 2017 at 16:21 | Nick Cunningham

Desperation is spreading in Venezuela as violent protests continue to paralyze the country, further damaging the country’s shattered economy. Venezuela’s already-decrepit oil industry is deteriorating by the day, and an…

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Iran’s Elections Could Disrupt Oil Markets

May 17, 2017 at 16:07 | Nick Cunningham

Iran is gearing up for the May 19 presidential election, a critical vote that could reverberate around the world, affecting not just Iran, but also its relationship with the West,…

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Billions In Oil Investments At Stake In Iranian Elections

May 17, 2017 at 13:16 | Zainab Calcuttawala

A conservative win at the polls in Iran could set in motion a response from Washington that puts billions of dollars of Asian and European oil money at risk. Iranians…

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Putin And Erdogan Agree On Normalization Of Relations

May 05, 2017 at 14:31 | RFE/RL staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed that their countries have overcome a period of difficulties in bilateral relations and have returned to "normal partner…

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Stability In Libya To Start An Oil Race

May 04, 2017 at 13:52 | Cyril Widdershoven

Libya’s ongoing civil war, which has resulted in a hothouse environment for extremists, Da’esh supporters and regional coalitions, could be heading to a slowdown in activity. Arab media sources claim…

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Putin And Erdogan Drifting Away From The West

Apr 21, 2017 at 14:18 | Yale Global

Political and economic developments in the European Union, Turkey and Russia are cumulatively aiding Russian President Vladimir Putin to become an ascending star in the international firmament. In an unexpected…

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How Will North Korea React To Trump’s Posturing?

Apr 17, 2017 at 14:48 | Zainab Calcuttawala

This morning, Vice President Mike Pence stood 100 feet from North Korean soldiers in the Demilitarized Zone to declare his administration’s newest departure from established American foreign policy. "We're…

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Putin’s Plan In The South China Sea

Apr 17, 2017 at 14:43 | ISN Security Watch

Russia’s policies regarding the South China Sea (SCS) dispute are more complex than they might seem. Moscow’s official position presents Russia as an extra-regional actor with no stakes in the…

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Uzbekistan, Gazprom Settle On 5 Year, $2.5B Gas Deal

Apr 14, 2017 at 12:15 | Eurasianet

The deal struck at the start of April has been cast as historic for how long it runs before expiring — long enough to ensure some certainty of cash transfers…

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