Russia didn’t kill Nabucco – it just wouldn’t work
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Russia didn’t kill Nabucco – it just wouldn’t work

In a reply to yesterday’s post on Nabucco’s woes, Andrew Ryan argues that the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline deal was economically-driven. I think a few things are clear from the previous article, most notably that the decision to opt for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline was entirely economic. It was driven by market opportunities, scalability, management operability, funding, project … Continue reading

Is Nabucco dead?
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Is Nabucco dead?

Notwithstanding Jose Manuel Barroso’s reverential trips to Baku, Nabucco seems unlikely to happen for the foreseeable future. The prospect of gas imports through Iraq or Iran is more feasible, but it still needs proven reliability and political backing to be viable, writes Paolo Sorbello. Without any Trans-Caspian gas, a pipeline system with too much capacity … Continue reading

The Vostok Report
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The Vostok Report

The news for the week ending 15 February 2013 A meteorite has caused extensive damage and injured over 900 people in Chelyabinsk region, in the Russian Urals. The nationalist leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, called the meteorite an American weapons test, while Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for Russia and America to … Continue reading

Opposition in Armenian Elections Limited
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Opposition in Armenian Elections Limited

Kasia Remshardt explores the landscape of the forthcoming Armenian presidential elections. On 18 February 2013 Armenia will hold presidential elections, however there is little reason to believe that it will produce a genuine political battle between the candidates or shake up the disillusioned Armenian public. Instead, current office-holder Serzh Azati Sargsyan is likely to win … Continue reading