Friday, March 7, 2014

AUDIO: MUCH INFO. ON CRIMEAN CRISIS FROM EXPERTS

IAN MASTER'S BACKGROUND BRIEFING



 
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Part 1
We begin and look into the standoff between Russia and the Ukraine in terms of energy being used as a weapon by Russia to squeeze Ukraine and the U.S. in turn retaliating by ramping up exports of natural gas to Ukraine and the E.U.Michael Klare, a Five College professor of peace and world security and author of “Blood and Oil” and “The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources” joins us to discuss his article at The Nation “Petro-machismo” and how much the U.S. “fracking” boom has effected geopolitics.
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Part 2
Then we discuss the ramifications of the upcoming referendum in Crimea that will effectively place the Ukrainian territory just occupied by Russian forces under the Kremlin’s control. John Quigley who was a research scholar at Moscow University and has dealt with conflicts between Russia and Ukraine after the breakup of the USSR on behalf of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, joins us to discuss his article at the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, “Finding a Way Forward for Crimea”.
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