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Russia will maintain its energy stranglehold on Europe for decades

Russia will maintain its energy stranglehold on Europe for decades

On Jan. 13, the US Senate voted against slapping sanctions on Nord Stream 2, a pipeline set to deliver Russian natural gas to Germany. The pipeline, which has been constructed but not yet opened, has figured prominently in this week’s stalled strategic talks between Russia, the US, and NATO. While few nations besides Russia are…

What will Russia gain from intervening in Kazakhstan?

What will Russia gain from intervening in Kazakhstan?

Video Duration 26 minutes 05 seconds 26:05 From: Inside StoryKazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev asked a Russian-led military alliance for help to quell mass protests. Kazakhstan’s cities appeared to have returned to calm, after days of violent protests that were triggered by high fuel prices. The issue has ignited people’s longstanding grievances against inequality, corruption, and…