Playing the petroleum card in world politics has a long history. But Russia's latest threat of gas cuts against Ukraine may finally push nations to embrace energy security and abundance as a peacemaking strategy.
the Monitor's Editorial Board /
March 10, 2014
When the history of the “Crimean crisis” between Russia and Ukraine is written, perhaps it will note this hopeful aftereffect: The crisis finally forced an end to countries threatening a cutoff of oil or gas exports as a weapon of coercion.