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Who Really Controls Iraq's Oil Industry?

NY Times | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

MOSCOW — When Iraq auctioned rights to rebuild and expand its oil industry two years ago, the Russian company Lukoil won a hefty portion — a field...

Is Hugo Chavez the Kremlin's Useful Idiot?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With the Communist Party finding a second life in Russia one wonders if trust is wearing thin between Vladimir Putin and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. The two leaders hold discussions in Caracas tomorrow.