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Tammy Lynch

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Europe Waits for Russian Gas

(7) Comments | Posted January 13, 2009 | 4:34 PM

Over the last several years, many European leaders closed their eyes, crossed their fingers and held their collective breath as Russia took control of more and more of their energy supplies. Last week, reality arrived. The natural gas pipes from Russia ran dry. And despite an agreement today that should...

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The Return of the Bully: Ukraine - Russia Gas Conflict 2008

(13) Comments | Posted January 2, 2009 | 9:42 AM

For the second time in three years, Russia yesterday turned off the gas to Ukraine. The country claimed it was "under no obligation" to deliver gas to its neighbor since the two were unable to come to a final deal on the gas price for 2009 before the current pricing...

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The Rough Road to Democracy

(4) Comments | Posted September 29, 2007 | 3:32 PM

In 2004, the world was captivated by the sight of up to one million Ukrainians demanding freedom in what would become known as the "Orange Revolution." Almost three years later, the country has become an example of the difficulties faced by corrupt, authoritarian states as they transition to democracy and...

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Real Democracy, Step by Step

(2) Comments | Posted March 2, 2007 | 3:28 PM

This week, Washington DC hosts Ukraine's parliamentary opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. It will be the first trip to the US in almost 10 years for the woman dubbed "The Orange Princess" during her country's Orange Revolution in 2004. It comes at a time when US officials...

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