Dugin, Azerbaijan, and Russian Energy Strategy

By Dmitry Shlapentokh (06/18/2014 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Alexander Dugin, the well-known Russian conservative public intellectual and publicist, stated in April 2014 that if Baku would proceed with its anti-Russian policy, Moscow would not be able to guarantee the country’s territorial integrity.

Europe’s Never-Ending Natural-Gas Obsession

"Russian gas does not weaken Europe politically, and diversification is not the solution."
Nikos Tsafos

The crisis in Ukraine has pushed Europe’s natural-gas hypochondria to new heights. Normally, the conviction that Russian gas is a political liability and the subsequent calls for "diversification" do little harm, but the rhetoric has now spiked to extreme levels.

The New Great Game Round-Up

original post date  June 8, 2014, CHRISTOPH GERMANN 


The Gülen-SOCAR Network Exposed, Brussels’ Reckless South Stream Sabotage & Much More!
*The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region.

Russia's gas deal with China underlines the risks to Europe's energy security

A gas metering station

In pipeline politics Russia has the upper hand – and a blend of energy sources, though expensive, would ensure future supplies 

Sarah Lain,


The implications of Russia's turn eastward to seek a new energy partner should raise concerns in Europe over its own gas supply and wider energy security.

China’s Global Search for Energy


Whether by diplomacy, investment or in extreme cases, force, China is going to great lengths to satisfy its growing hunger for energy to fuel its expanding car fleet and electrify its swelling cities.

Cyprus’ energy hopes rise as Ukraine crisis deepens


By Kyriacos Kyriacou

original post date May 16, 2014

As the crisis in Ukraine deepens, Cyprus seems to be seen as a key player in EU rush for alternative gas supplies. Policy makers have even gone as far as to hope that new gas routes could help end decades of division on Cyprus.

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