Thursday, June 9, 2011

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Link of the Day June 9 2011: Central Asia is alive with intrigue, according to this fascinating story from the Asia Times Online, written by M K Bhadraku, US breathes life into a new cold war. Kazakhstan alone has the biggest reservoir of natural gas in the world, and the US has been angling to get hold of it: but Russia is using energy policy as a prong of geopolitics, has become the major energy supplier in Europe, which suggests a weakening of the American hold over Europe. And there is a great new alliance forming embracing China, Russia and the central Asian republics that the US doesn’t like at all. This is great stuff, as so much in the Asia Times Online is.

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