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The New North

Peter Neill | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

The new north -- a phrase that slowly seeps into the geopolitical discussion and suggests that in the changes, overt and still to come, in the norther...

Russia, China Sign Landmark Gas Deal

AP | LOUISE WATT and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

SHANGHAI (AP) — China signed a landmark $400 billion deal Wednesday to buy natural gas from Russia, binding Moscow more closely to Beijing at a time...

The Birth of a Eurasian Century

Pepe Escobar | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Pepe Escobar

A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass -- at the expense of the United States.

Weakening Russian Energy Sector May Not Support Geopolitical Ambitions

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

The Russian economy may not be able to finance the Kremlin's ambitions in Eastern Europe for much longer because the country's oil and gas output is no longer a strong support of growth.

Greenpeace Ship To Confront Russian Oil Tanker

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Greenpeace International is sending out a ship to protest a tanker bringing the first oil produced at a new Russian offshore platfo...

How Putin Outmaneuvered Obama in Syria and Ukraine

Leila Hudson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Leila Hudson

Washington's approach in both Syria and Ukraine is hamstrung: shaky international coalitions, dubious local allies, tenuous overreach, and failure to defend even the reddest of lines are no match for Russian troop movements and "protection."

Putin Is Losing Eastern European Energy Gamble

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn't think the European community can do without the natural gas it gets from energy monopoly Gazprom. With a Russian economy starting to decline, however, it may be Gazprom that's too strongly interconnected to the European market to break free.

Strategic Oil

Peter Neill | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Two forces have driven our consumption-based growth, measured as gross domestic production, expanded our ability to fertilize and protect our crops from disease, and created new products and processes that have transformed our traditional occupations.

Russia's Next Offensive: Ensuring Global Gas Dominance

Luka Orešković | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Luka Orešković

The crisis in Ukraine has only highlighted the need for both Europe and Russia to diversify beyond Gazprom's gas exports to Europe.

Energy in the Ukraine -- Sanctions Equation

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.10.2014 | World
Michael Brenner

It is highly unlikely that the Western governments will seek to use energy commerce with Russia as an instrument of leverage with Russia. The cost-benefit calculations that lead to devalue that tactic conceivably could change were the crisis to deepen.

Kate Sheppard

Rand Paul Says U.S. Should Drill In 'Every Possible, Conceivable Place' To Address Ukraine Situation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the situation in Ukraine should be an impetus to ramp up oil and gas drilling in the United Stat...

Putin: Gazprom To Scrap Gas Discount For Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2014 | World

By Alexei Anishchuk NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia, March 4 (Reuters) - Russia's top gas producer, Gazprom, will remove a discount on the price...

Russia's Gas Can Blow Up Ukraine Tomorrow

HuffPost France | Grégory Raymond | Posted 03.01.2014 | World

UKRAINE - Military pressure on Ukraine has never been this strong, but cannons aren’t Moscow’s best weapon. With the growing Crimea issue — a pr...

Ranking the Climate Culprits

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Groundbreaking, independent new research -- 8 years in the making -- is shining fresh light on the biggest climate culprits in the world, and quantifying exactly how much of the climate change pie belongs to whom.

Greenpeace Takes Protest To Dizzying Heights

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Ten Greenpeace activists scaled Barcelona's landmark Sagrada Familia basilica Friday to demand the release of 30 people jailed in Russia for taking pa...

Nobel Laureates Call On Putin To Free Greenpeace Activists

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green

MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to drop piracy charges against 30 p...

LOOK: Dramatic PHOTOS of Greenpeace Ship Seized at Gunpoint by Russian Military

Philip Radford | Posted 12.02.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

The fossil fuel industry is desperate. They're searching the earth for more and more extreme forms of energy, hoping to get the last of the oil, coal, and gas out of the ground before it's all gone.

Kumi Naidoo on Greenpeace Activists Detained in Russia

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

A Russian court has ordered that 10 Greenpeace activists, including an American ship captain, be held in custody for two months while the Russian authorities determine whether a protest last week at an offshore oil rig in the Arctic was an act of piracy.

SHOCKING VIDEO: Shots Fired by Russian Military During Greenpeace Arctic Protest

Philip Radford | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

What you're seeing is the Russian Special Forces response to a peaceful protest. Peaceful activism is crucial when governments around the world have failed to respond to dire scientific warnings about the consequences of climate change in the Arctic and elsewhere.

Russian Coast Guard Confronts Greenpeace Activists

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

MOSCOW — The Russian Coast Guard is towing a Greenpeace ship toward the nearest port after armed officers stormed it following a protest against...

Greece's Dilemma: Too Much Austerity and Too Many Demons

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Greece continues to operate under a client-based political system that nurtures a nepotistic and bloated bureaucracy -- even after five years of crisis and cutbacks.

Russian Arms, Syria and the Price of Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Clearly there is a correlation between Middle East tensions and high oil prices. Are we seeing a replay of Russian policies that solidified Iranian intransigence on matters nuclear, thereby exacerbating those tensions to bring about significantly higher oil prices?

A Blow Against Corruption as Oil, Gas and Mining Global Transparency Advances

Frank Vogl | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

Shining a bright light on the global operations of major multinational corporations, including details of the cash they pay to foreign governments, will not end corruption. But, it is a very good start on a long and vital journey.

War in Syria: Geopolitics of the Conflict

Milad Jokar | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Milad Jokar

What is happening in Syria is no longer about a democratic movement against a dictatorship, nor is it simply a civil war between two camps. Syria has become the theater of a proxy war.

Why High Oil Prices Aren't Necessarily a Bad Thing -- Interview With Ed Dolan

James Burgess | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
James Burgess

We were fortunate enough to speak with the well-known economist Ed Dolan on various energy and economic issues. Ed writes the popular economics blog Ed Dolan's Econ Blog.