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The Jamestown Foundation

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The Jamestown Foundation

Founded in 1984, The Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Russia, Eurasia and the world of terrorism. Jamestown produces three periodic publications: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Terrorism Monitor and China Brief. Jamestown research and analysis is available to the public free of charge via Jamestown’s website, www.jamestown.org.

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  • Russia’s Oil Giants Butt Heads Over Pipeline Fees

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  • Russia Doubles Down On Its Arctic Ambitions

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  • Russia Leverages Coal In Regional Shadow War

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  • Central Asia’s Biggest Energy Challenge

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    A major challenge for Central Asia’s oil and natural gas industry has always been how to transport petroleum products from the landlocked region to global markets.…

  • Italy Turns Its Back On Russian Gas

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    New natural gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean might be a boon for the European Union’s efforts to move away from dependence on Russian energy…

  • Georgia, Gazprom To Renegotiate Gas Transit Deal

    Published 02 February 2019 | viewed 10,196 times

    The two-year contract between the government of Georgia and the Russian energy giant Gazprom on natural gas transit from Russia to Armenia expired on December…

  • Russia-Ukraine Enter Gas Transit Talks

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    On January 21, in Brussels, Russia and Ukraine held ministerial-level talks on the transit of Russian natural gas to Europe via Ukraine (TASS, January 22,…

  • Are Claims Of Peak Oil Production In Russia Overblown?

    Published 21 October 2018 | viewed 16,283 times

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  • Will Bulgaria Become Europe’s Next Gas Hub?

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    German support for Russia’s plans to double the capacity of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea has, in turn, encouraged Bulgaria’s…

  • Germany Moves Forward With Controversial Nord Stream Two

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  • Ukraine Looks To Boost Domestic Nuclear Capacity

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