Category Archives: Russia

G8 … G7 … “You Sank My Battleship!”

The Obama administration’s attitude in its early days was best summed up by then White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel: “No crisis should go to waste.” That attitude has been carefully refined over the years to its current edition: … Continue reading

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Economic Blowback? Kuwait to Buy LNG From Iran

The big Russia-China energy deal has been getting a lot of press lately, but it’s not the only sign that the world is withdrawing its purchasing power from a meddlesome United States and an expansionist NATO/European Union. Now Kuwait, once one of the … Continue reading

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Poroshenko to US, EU: Election should bring sanctions

Per Reuters: Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko urged Europe and the United States to agree on a third wave of sanctions against Russia if the Kremlin supports a referendum organised by separatists in eastern Ukraine on May 11. Separatists in … Continue reading

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So, How Are Those Sanctions Working Out For Ya?

Hey, they must be having a big effect! Russia is “experiencing recession now” because of damage caused by the Ukraine crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. … The IMF cut its 2014 growth forecast for Russia to 0.2% … Continue reading

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Is it All About China?

Ukraine, that is. Mike Whitney thinks so: So what does controlling China have to do with the dust up in Ukraine? Everything. … Washington sees Russia as a growing threat to its plans for regional dominance. It’s all about the … Continue reading

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