Ukraine Losing in Shell Game

Shelling in eastern Ukraine has cut off the gas supply to Mariupol and its environs. Meanwhile, Shell corporation cut off a gas exploration project there that could have been a huge boost to an economy that sorely needs one.

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The Failures of Putin’s Ukraine Strategy

Russia is trapped in an unsatisfying holding pattern, hoping for oil prices to recover, for the West to fragment and for Ukraine to implode.

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