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February 4, 2010 | Political Pipelines as Diplomatic Fault Lines

Joshua Posaner: Europe should strengthen infrastructure across the former Soviet space as opposed to directly competing with Russia on gas pipelines. The White Stream project currently in development by Ukraine provides a possible counterweight to Moscow’s increasing energy dominance and an antidote to Eastern Europe’s increasing isolation.

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January 21, 2009 | The EU is Helping Moscow's Neo-Imperialists

Andreas Umland: It appears that in the near future, the European Union monitors will systematically observe the flow of Russian gas to Europe at the Russian-Ukrainian border. Thus, the EU seems to be helping to ease the Russian-Ukrainian confrontation. Or is it?

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April 29, 2010 | Russia Fleet Pact Strands the Ukraine

The new deal on the Black Sea Fleet secures Russian dominance at the expense of other countries.++ “Kiev loses because the Black Sea Fleet and its accompanying socio-political-economic-cultural infrastructure enables Russia to keep the Crimea, and thus Ukraine, in a permanent condition of de facto circumscribed and limited sovereignty.”++ The deal inhibits Ukrainian democratization by halting

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August 14, 2009 | How Russia Takes Turkey

The Turkish-Russian relationship has improved immensely since Turkey’s setback in its EU accession plans. ++ Despite supporting Europe’s Nabucco pipeline project Ankara also cooperates with Russia over gas supplies. ++ “If Turkey still had hopes for EU membership, it probably would have reacted differently” to Russia’s interest. ++ There is no reason for Ankara to coordinate its

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April 12, 2007 | Richard Morningstar to Europe: Russia's Not the Only Country with Energy Resources

Engagement in the Caspian region is an effective way to improve transatlantic cooperation, says Richard Morningstar. As the current US Special Representative for the Caspian Region, Morningstar foresees European over-dependence on Russian resources decreasing as a result of Caspian engagement. Russia could lose influence in neighboring countries. While US policy makers have always focused on the

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July 26, 2009 | On Russia's shrewd behavior during the last...


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