America’s Structural Resilience Offers a Basis for Hope in Obama Presidency

As Obama takes his first steps as President, some voices are predicting that the financial crisis foreshadows the demise of U.S. leadership in the world.


Europe Gasping in Russian Gas Dispute

The geopolitical significance continues emerging more and more strongly in the imbroglio about getting Russian gas to Europe – via the pipelines that cross Ukraine.


Washington Sees Russian Gas Shut Off as Intended Wedge Between Europeans and Ukraine about its Bid to Join NATO

The Russian shut-off of natural gas supplies to Ukraine (and now to Western Europe) is described by Moscow as a commercial dispute with Kiev about the pricing and debts of Russian energy exports to Ukraine.


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