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Crumbling Myths about Liquefied Natural Gas Export from the USA. Part 2: Time Myth.


This piece is the continuation of the article on the controversies over liquefied natural gas export from the US. In the first part of the article, I adressed the myth about negative economic results of LNG export. And here, I would like to touch upon another argument, which is often raised by the oponents of  LNG export. Time Myth Another common ...

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Crumbling Myths about Liquefied Natural Gas Export from the USA. Part 1: Economic Myth.


In the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, the natural gas export rush has occupied the world. In this article, I will discuss two myths related to new possibilities of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply to Eastern European states from the USA. The first part is devoted to dispelling the economic fable. 

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The cost of land: Why China has purchased arable swathes of Ukraine


The news about the acquisition of 5% of Ukrainian land by China spread around the world at the end of September.

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Over and over again…


Insanity is described as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The current government of Lithuania obviously has never heard of this concept if they expect their new five year deal with Gazprom to produce different results than last attempt.

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EU’s dilemma of lashing out at LGBT abuses in global perspective

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This weekend such European cities as Amsterdam and Stockholm firmly demostrated respect for LGBT rights by hosting the yearly pride parades. 

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Gazprom vs. Chevron: A battle of Titans over the future of an energy island


Lithuania’s current energy situation is not sustainable. After the closing of the Ignalina nuclear power plant, Lithuania has become an energy island. At the moment the only gas provider to the Baltic nation is the Kremlin controlled Gazprom. As a result of this energy monopoly, Lithuania is forced to pay exorbitant prices for Russian gas. In fact, Lithuania pays the ...

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#OccupyGeziPark: an Avalanche of Dissidence in Turkey


When a peaceful and modest protest against the decision of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to convert “Gezi (promenade) Park”, one of the few remaining green spots in the centre of Istanbul, into a shopping mall with an outlook of Ottoman-Artillery Barracks has turned into a nationwide protest against the government, not only the attention was drawn to the event worldwide, but ...

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