Russia & Central Asia
If senseless bloodshed is to be stopped and peace is to be restored to the Caucasus, Western and US leaders will have to activate several additional brain cells, and stop mindlessly repeating the meaningless phrase "Georgia's territorial integrity."
Georgia and Russia nearing all-out war
Georgia: oil, neocons, cold war and our credibility
Energy pipeline that supplies West threatened by war Georgia conflict
A lesson on the United States’ need for Russia
Once, black caviar from the Caspian Sea was ubiquitous in Russia in its typical blue cans. Now, it has disappeared. "Peak Caviar" has taken place around 1980 in Russia. ... "Peak Caviar" is another confirmation of how common the "Hubbert" behavior is. It doesn't matter if a resource is theoretically renewable, as sturgeons and whales are. If sturgeons or whales are killed much faster than they can reproduce, then they behave as a non renewable resource; just as crude oil.
An executive summary of weekly news from a US peak oil perspective, featuring:
- Production and Prices
- China's Energy Shortages
- British Petroleum in Russia
- Energy Briefs
The militarization of energy security
Russian oil to Czechs slows after U.S. pact
Pull-out demand signals final Bush defeat in Iraq
U.S., Iraq scale down negotiations over forces
Michael Klare: Life at the summit
Russia's Medvedev sees oil price at $150
Middle East oil consumption shows strong growth
Oil megaproject update
Written with the satirical wit of modern Voltaire, Orlov goes where few other peak oil writers have dared to go, and his sardonic Russian humor allows a stark look at American prospects through the eyes of someone who has witnessed collapse first hand.
WSJ: Former Saudi officials at odds over 'peak' theory
Rep. Bartlett speech on peak oil
Mark Lynas : After the oil crunch?
And so it goes: the story of Kashagan (Caspian oil field)
Michael Klare interview
BP's Russian lament
How Iran would retaliate if it comes to war
Bomb Iran? What's to stop us?
Iran: Stop nukes by bombing oil wells, neocons suggest
Disaster-prone deltas next climate risk
Conflicts fuelled by climate change causing new refugee crisis, warns UN
Climate chaos is inevitable; we can only avert oblivion
Warming could release trillions of pounds of carbon annually from E. Siberia's frozen soils