Ukraine will host a summit in May to explore European shale oil and natural gas. Despite an uncertain political future, Ukraine is still one of more promising shale areas in the region, Graeber writes.
Post-Gaddafi Libya may have the mirage of stability. But for Western oil firms – and other Western interests – al-Qaeda and other jihadists pose a threat.
Opposition to Ukraine and Georgia's US-backed membership bids, led by Germany, is widely seen as an effort to preserve Europe's growing energy ties with Moscow.
Gazprom rattled the European Union by cutting – then restoring –Ukraine's gas supply this week.