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NEWSLINK: Gazprom Charges Ukraine $11.4b Before EU Gas Talks

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(Gazprom Charges Ukraine $11.4b Before EU Gas Talks – Bloomberg – bloomberg.com – 4.24.14) Russian state-owned gas giant Gazprom is attempting to charge Ukraine billions of dollars for not purchasing more gas from Russia, just as Ukraine seeks to negotiate with European partners for gas supplies from other sources: OAO Gazprom (OGZD), Russia’s state gas exporter, presented Ukraine with an additional $11.4 billion bill for fuel

Why Russia calls a limited nuclear strike “de-escalation”

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(Why Russia calls a limited nuclear strike “de-escalation” – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – Nikolai N. Sokov – March 13, 2014) The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists features analysis of reported Russian policies envisioning “limited nuclear strikes” to deter or counteract conventional superiority by the West: In 1999 … Moscow watched with great concern as NATO waged a high-precision military campaign in Yugoslavia. The

Ukraine’s Increasing Polarization and the Western Challenge

Russian Naval Vessel at Crimean Base in Ukraine

(stratfor.com – Geopolitical Weekly – Eugene Chausovsky – March 11, 2014) Just days before the Ukrainian crisis broke out, I took an overnight train to Kiev from Sevastopol in Crimea. Three mechanics in their 30s on their way to jobs in Estonia shared my compartment. All ethnic Russians born and raised in Sevastopol, they have made the trip to the Baltic states for the past

NEWSLINK: Ukraine’s Neighbors Urge Expansion of U.S. Gas Exports

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(Ukraine’s Neighbors Urge Expansion of U.S. Gas Exports – Roll Call – Jonathan Broder – 3.11.14 – rollcall.com/news/ukraine_neighbors_urge_ expansion_of_us_gas_exports-231391-1.html) In light of turmoil in Ukraine and Russian hegemony in Crimea, Roll Call examines the potential for U.S. gas exports to impact energy-related geopolitics. Of special concern is Ukrainian and European dependence upon Russian energy sources. … with Russian troops tightening their grip on Ukraine’s strategic