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Europe's Latest Tinder Box and Global Mega Trends - Russia's pre-eminence in the EU Energy Market (Part 3)

Europe's Latest Tinder Box and Global Mega Trends - Russia's pre-eminence in the EU Energy Market (Part 3)

Apr 09, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

Russia’s preeminence in the EU energy market also became clear during 2009. The EU was smarting from the Russian-Ukrainian “gas war” of the previous winter when Ukraine held Europe’s heating…

Europe's Latest Tinder Box and Global Mega Trends - The US Support for Violence in Chechenya (Part 2)

Europe's Latest Tinder Box and Global Mega Trends - The US Support for Violence in Chechenya (Part 2)

Apr 09, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

In Spring 1997, the US capitalized on the brewing crisis between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The most significant development in the crisis took place somewhat away from the Nagorno-Karabakh front line.…

Europe's Latest Tinder Box and Global Mega Trends - The EU's Failure (Part 1)

Europe's Latest Tinder Box and Global Mega Trends - The EU's Failure (Part 1)

Apr 09, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

The Greater Black Sea Basin (GBSB) – the region between the middle of the Adriatic Sea in the west and the middle of the Caspian Sea in the east,…

A Floating Alternative to Nabucco Undercuts Potential Disruptions to EU Energy Supplies

A Floating Alternative to Nabucco Undercuts Potential Disruptions to EU Energy Supplies

Apr 06, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

In late February 2010, Romania, Azerbaijan, and Georgia finalized an agreement on the direct export of Azerbaijani natural gas to Romania. This has profound ramifications for halting Turkey’s ability to…

The Moscow Bombing: An Inevitable Victory for Moscow, But a Hard Struggle Ahead

The Moscow Bombing: An Inevitable Victory for Moscow, But a Hard Struggle Ahead

Apr 04, 2010 at 19:00 | Yossef Bodansky

The March 29, 2010, martyr-bombings in the two Moscow Metro stations served as a reminder of the escalating and evolving jihadist surge into Russia’s soft underbelly. The bombing took place…

The True Causes Underlying the Moscow Metro Bombings

The True Causes Underlying the Moscow Metro Bombings

Mar 30, 2010 at 17:11 | John Daly

The tragic news of the 29 March twin suicide bombings of two Moscow Metro stations during the morning rush hour has produced outrage worldwide, with the Kremlin quickly adding that…

Renewed Battle for the Falkland Islands Suits the Embattled British, Argentine Leaders, and Others

Renewed Battle for the Falkland Islands Suits the Embattled British, Argentine Leaders, and Others

Mar 01, 2010 at 17:30 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

The artificially-engendered revival of the dispute, which began in February 2010 between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, has been…

Gazprom: Angel or Demon?

Gazprom: Angel or Demon?

Jan 29, 2010 at 02:55 | Philip H. de Leon

Gazprom faces regular opprobrium for its bullying ways of using energy as a pressure and political tool. Seen by some, mostly Russians, as the symbol of a successful and strong…

The Great Competition Over Energy Shoves and Shapes the Emergence of the

The Great Competition Over Energy Shoves and Shapes the Emergence of the "New Caucasus"

Dec 12, 2009 at 17:22 | Yossef Bodansky

The South Caucasus: Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia - is at an historic "T" junction in the road. The next turn could result in a regional eruption of violence which would…

Central Asia's Most Precious Resource - Water, Not Oil

Central Asia's Most Precious Resource - Water, Not Oil

Nov 20, 2009 at 15:55 | John Daly

“In every drop of water there is a grain of gold.” - Aral proverb Since the 1991 collapse of the USSR, foreign investors have looked at the former Soviet space…

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