March 24, 2014

Welcome to 'Londongrad'

Eric Albert, Worldcrunch

The Associated Press

Extraordinary Russian wealth has accumulated in London, much of it of questionable origins. Inevitably, it will be factored into British decisions in the showdown with Vladimir Putin. Read the full article: Why 'Londongrad' Weighs On Britain's Russia Policy Worldcrunch - top stories from the world's best news sources Follow us: @worldcrunch on Twitter | Worldcrunch on Facebook

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March 24, 2014
The Age of London's Oligarchs Is Ending
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March 21, 2014
The Much-Too-Special Relationship
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The City of London threatens U.S. security and abets corruption. Revisionist powers like Russia have figured out this dynamic and are busy exploiting it. more ››
March 11, 2014
Is Vladimir Putin Insane? Hardly
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March 11, 2014
Russia's Imperial Mess
Der Spiegel
Russia's occupation of Crimea has violated international law and created a new crisis among world leaders. Now the EU and the US are fighting over the best means to address Russia's reawakened expansionary ambitions. more ››
March 11, 2014
An Energy Lesson from Crimea Crisis
Christian Science Monitor
Playing the petroleum card in world politics has a long history. But Russia's latest threat of gas cuts against Ukraine may finally push nations to embrace energy security and abundance as a peacemaking strategy. more ››