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Pipeline Problems
Russian Gas and the Case for Sanctions

Today, Washington has two tools for easing Europe’s vulnerability to Russian energy influence: the threat of sanctions on the Kremlin’s pipeline project, and exports of American liquefied natural gas to Europe.

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Letter from Chisinau
Moldova: Stepping Out of Europe’s Grey Zone

Along with Georgia and Ukraine, Moldova is a captive nation, caught between East and West—yet increasingly serving as a shield against Russian aggression.

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Anniversaries
Lithuania’s Centennial and the Success of Democracy

As the American public grows weary of spreading democracy abroad, Lithuania’s centennial is a timely reminder of the positive change such efforts can bring.

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Energy
The Golden Age of Natural Gas

Thanks to the American shale boom and a newly globalized market, natural gas is changing geopolitics around the globe.

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Interview
Putin’s “Compatriots”

How Moscow manipulates the Russian diaspora in Eastern Europe to gain influence and sometimes territory.

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