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How Falling Oil Prices Are Upending Russian Politics

Nikolai Petrov | Posted 01.25.2017 | World
Nikolai Petrov

MOSCOW -- The Russian political system is archaic. It was created during a historical period when rulers were awash in petrodollars and there was simply no apparent need for democratic institutions, checks and balances, independent judiciary, strong parliament, federalism, local government and so forth. Without easy money, the ruling regime will not survive without modernization.

CNBC's Jim Cramer: Make Money, Don't Moralize

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Once a nation turns its back on a resolute determination to cultivate moral deservedness, political and financial superintendency passes to those who gain power illegitimately--a fact described eloquently by President Theodore Roosevelt.

To Paraphrase Mark Twain -- The Reports of America's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Edward Goldberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

The re-emergence of the United States as the growing -- not declining economic power (a pattern that has happened several times before) -- will have tremendous ramifications throughout the world.

Russian Oil Giant Prepares To Tap Arctic

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green

MOSCOW, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Gazprom has announced that it is on track to begin oil production this year at the Prirazlomnoye Arctic oil project that h...

Energy is Still a Piece of the Economic Puzzle

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

The rest of the world is wondering why no one in Washington appears to be the least bit concerned about the astonishing risks we continue to run by doing nothing about our dependence on foreign oil.

The Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute: Not Over Yet

Sam Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Black

The news today out of Russia was that a solution to the gas problem has been reached, though seemingly this is just a superficial fix.

Stock Market Misunderestimating Russia Threat

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Russia produces 12.5% of the world's oil and 23% of its natural gas. If Bush and NATO retaliate with economic sanctions, Russia's exports could be taken off the world market.

Putin's Global Ambitions Hinge On Oil From Former Siberian Gulag

Portfolio | James Verini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even in August, a visitor to Sakhalin Island, off the eastern shores of Russia, can detect a chill in the air. The pine and birch forests are still a ...