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Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

President Putin’s recent moves in the Middle East—to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria through deployment of combat aircraft, equipment, and manpower and build-out of air-, naval-, and ground-force bases, and the agreement in the last week with Iran, Iraq, and Syria on intelligence and security cooperation—could contribute to Russian efforts to combat the […]

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Russian Gazprom Building

Why Hasn’t The U.S. Gone After Gazprom?

Amidst the deepening war of words over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, U.S. President Barack Obama on April 28 added more Russian individuals and companies to a sanctions list that already included influential members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle and Bank Rossiya, which has close ties to the Russian leadership. The new list freezes […]

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Austria central bank chief defends privacy

The head of Austria’s central bank warned Saturday that debate about the country’s banking secrecy risks hurting the reputation of its financial system. “Austria is certainly not a tax haven,” Ewald Nowotny told reporters at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual spring meetings in Washington. “It’s important that others also see it this […]

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