Things couldn't have been better for Russia's energy giant Gazprom even before news came in over the weekend that curtains could be coming down on one of the keenest battles of the Caspian great game, and Moscow is on a winning streak.
Just four years ago, the Western press commonly touted Russia's state-owned natural gas giant Gazprom as Vladimir Putin's premier instrument of power. Indeed, the $160 billion firm controls several mighty subsidiaries, including... more ››
Like everyone who loves this country, the Mail prays the worst won’t happen, as it still may not. But it is the job of any responsible government to prepare for it. Just hoping for the best is not even the beginning of a... more ››
European leaders were driven by three motives when they embarked upon that ill-fated monetary experiment, the euro. The first was financial: they were set upon the creation of a global currency that was capable of competing on... more ››