December 29, 2013

Putin's Mediterranean Move

Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

The race is on to exploit off-shore energy around Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus -- and Moscow is crashing the party.

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TAGGED: Energy, Mediterranean Sea, Vladimir Putin


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