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    How Fracking and Dodd-Frank are Reshaping Petro-Politics Around the World
    Mar05

    How Fracking and Dodd-Frank are Reshaping Petro-Politics Around the World

    By Paul Friesen A number of authoritarian regimes around the world are heavily dependent on oil revenues and institutional corruption to remain in power. However, two seemingly unconnected U.S. trends: the rise of “fracking” and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reforms may in fact play a substantial role in creating new opportunities for...

    Europe Begins to Worry
    Mar05

    Europe Begins to Worry

    After Super Tuesday, the odds now heavily favor Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to clinch their parties’ nominations. So it is not too early to ask how a Clinton or Trump presidency would shape Transatlantic relations. To judge by what I have heard, Europeans who have been paying attention to the race are increasingly anxious—no matter who...

    135 people were killed in the first week of a fragile truce in Syria
    Mar05

    135 people were killed in the first week of a fragile truce in Syria

    REUTERS/Khalil AshawiBEIRUT (Reuters) – A total of 135 people were killed in the first week of a fragile truce in Syria in areas covered by the cessation of hostilities agreement, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. In areas not covered by the ceasefire, which came into force on Feb. 27, 552 people were killed, the...

    Ukrainian Army Says Two Soldiers Killed By Separatists
    Mar05

    Ukrainian Army Says Two Soldiers Killed By Separatists

    The Ukrainian Army says two of its soldiers have been killed in clashes with pro-Russian separatists controlling swathes of eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Yanukovych, 15 Associates
    Mar05

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Yanukovych, 15 Associates

    The European Union has extended an asset freeze against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and 15 of his close associates for alleged misappropriation of state funds. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Ukrainian plane company is threatening to overtake defense giant Lockheed Martin
    Mar05

    A Ukrainian plane company is threatening to overtake defense giant Lockheed Martin

    Liz Kaszynski/Lockheed MartinUkraine has lost Crimea, and much of its eastern border region as well, to invading troops from Russia. But could this beleaguered country soon book a win in the airplane market? Several recent news items suggest that it could — and that it could do this at Lockheed Martin’s expense. Last month, we relayed to...

    The US Air Force is losing ground to Russia and China
    Mar05

    The US Air Force is losing ground to Russia and China

    via U.S. Air ForceThe Air Force’s top general is warning Congress that one day soon the U.S. might not be able to keep pace with Russia and China when it comes to producing and fielding next-generation fighter jets. In two Capitol Hill appearances this week, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh sounded the alarm about the advancements...

    Ukraine Peace Process Flounders
    Mar05

    Ukraine Peace Process Flounders

    There has been no breakthrough in the latest diplomatic attempt to implement a peace deal in eastern Ukraine, but observers say the so-called Minsk agreements are not “dead” yet. In Paris on Thursday, foreign ministers from France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine — the so-called Normandy Format — tried to get the peace process back on...

    France Calls for Timetable for Ukraine Prisoner Exchange, Elections
    Mar05

    France Calls for Timetable for Ukraine Prisoner Exchange, Elections

    France’s foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, called for a timetable for elections in eastern Ukraine and for release of prisoners on Thursday after meeting with his counterparts from Germany, Russia and Ukraine. While there has been no breakthrough in the region, VOA’s Nike Ching reports there is a concern Russia is using the talks...

    Gazprom Goes Hat in Hand to China for a Loan
    Mar05

    Gazprom Goes Hat in Hand to China for a Loan

    Gazprom is having cash flow problems, which is why it turned to the Bank of China for a 2 billion euro loan this week. The FT reports: The Russian state-controlled gas group agreed the five-year loan — one of the largest ever from a Chinese lender to a Russian company — with Bank of China’s London branch at a meeting in Shanghai on...