EU-Russian Energy Relations is Not a Zero-Sum Game: It is Beholden on Brussels Needs to Educate the Russian Elite Before it is too Late
Article from: OGEL 2 (2009), in EU - Russia relations
Marshall Goldman reminds us in his book "Petrostate" that a major objective of Soviet foreign policy was to develop a stranglehold over the West's energy supply (and when possible, undermine the U.S.'s relations with other energy exporters (e.g. Iran). Historically, the Kremlin deplored the concept of "linkage" - that is, tying international economic relations to politico-military matters and to the so-called "human dimension" of international intercourse (which include subjects such as family reunification, freedom of information, freedom of movement, judicial independence, the rule of ...