Serbia Becomes Hub for Russia’s Gas Distribution in the Balkans
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Serbia Becomes Hub for Russia’s Gas Distribution in the Balkans

With the TurkStream gas pipeline now running through Serbia, the Balkan country will enjoy numerous benefits when exports begin, such as energy stability, the opportunity to get cheaper gas, and additional tax revenue. On December 25, Serbia successfully tested the TurkStream pipeline project that will connect Russian gas to consumers in Europe, especially in the…

Cheap Mediterranean Natural Gas Could Spell the End for the NATO Alliance
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Cheap Mediterranean Natural Gas Could Spell the End for the NATO Alliance

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance in name alone. Recent events notwithstanding, the brewing conflict over territorial waters in the Eastern Mediterranean indicates that the military union between mostly Western countries is faltering. The current Turkish-Greek tension is only one facet of a much larger conflict involving, aside from the two Mediterranean countries,…

Nord Stream 2: Is European Self-Interest Finally Surpassing US Influence
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Nord Stream 2: Is European Self-Interest Finally Surpassing US Influence

The United States has always regarded itself as the “exceptional “nation. That view may in many circumstances be relatively benign. It becomes less so when it is used as a justification for treating other countries as being less significant in the overall order of things. It is even less justifiable when that exceptionalism is taken…

More Fallout from Iran/China Deal: India Loses Farzad-B
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More Fallout from Iran/China Deal: India Loses Farzad-B

The carnage for following President Trump’s lead on ending the JCPOA continues for India. From SputnikNews last week comes this note about the Farzad-B oil and gas field and Iran. Close on the heels of breaking the Chabahar-Zahedan rail project agreement, Iran appears set to deny India’s state-run ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), exploration and production rights for the…