Bensh: The coming gas rush

22 03 2014

Energy developer and Ukrainian energy security advisor Robert Bensh discusses the future of shale gas development, liquefied natural gas shipping, and related topics in light of the Ukrainian and Crimean crises, here.



Toal: Putin’s “affective geopolitics”

20 03 2014

In a detailed and fascinating analysis of Vladimir Putin’s speech marking Russia’s seizure of the Crimean peninsula, geopolitical analyst Gerald Toal (Gearóid Ó Tuathail) assesses five competing theories about Russia’s move.

“Why did Russia seize Crimea, and why did it do so when it did? These are questions scholars will debate for some time. There are competing hypotheses:

“1. The Geostrategic Explanation.

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