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Moscow casts wide net in Mediterranean
By M K Bhadrakumar
There was a bygone era that ended a little over four years ago when it used to be said that the Kremlin used energy as a "geopolitical tool".
The threat perception propagated by cold warriors in the United States principally aimed at cautioning Europe against its rising energy dependency on Russian supplies.
Moscow was credited with the capacity to influence Western European policies with a hidden agenda to sabotage the trans-Atlantic partnership.
Meanwhile, unnoticed or unspoken, the geopolitics of energy has been transforming. The president in the White House, Barack Obama, has not wasted his breath over the Caspian energy content below
rivalries. He has no special romance with Big Oil, unlike his predecessor in the Oval Office.