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The Ukrainian crisis: the Finland option.

The western  boycott on Russia for its invasion of the Ukraine is a modest measure of limited consequence. The only outcome that we should wish for is a “Finlandization” of the Ukraine. Russia, of course, is vulnerable. That goes particularly … Continue reading

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Global energy scenarios to 2035

Global energy is and always has been, highly controversial, particularly since the world’s conversion from locally supplied coal in the 1950s, to  dependence on oil from the Gulf.  The shift occurred swiftly .  Changes in U.S. tax incentives in 1958 … Continue reading

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