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Vladimir Putin and Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller examine a map of the Nord Stream gas project outside Vyborg, Russia on Sept. 6, 2011. (Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Weighs Threat of Moscow Wielding the Energy Weapon

The “mere threat of a cutoff gives Russia political leverage” over Europe.

Head of the supervisory board of Gazprom's Nord Stream 2 and former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder delivers a speech during a signing ceremony for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline agreement in Paris on April, 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC PIERMONT        (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Should Urge Europe to Resist Putin’s Pipeline Politics

If Trump really means “America first,” he needs to raise the pipeline issue.

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Trump Stumbles Into Europe’s Pipeline Politics

By lending support to the Three Seas Initiative, Trump wades into a complicated European fight over energy, access, and who calls the shots.

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Russia’s Controversial European Gas Project Is Under Fire, Again

Environmental violations thrust Nord Stream 2 and its European partners into an awkward position.

Rolls of wire are seen outside Johnstown Wire Technologies that produces wire and rod primarily for the transportation and construction industries,on September 8, 2016, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 
The White House race could be decided in the Rust Belt -- a vast, decaying former industrial powerhouse in the US Midwest and Northeast where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are battling for the support of working class white voters.
Johnstown, a former steel capital tucked away in a valley, is symbolic of the discontent that exists among the working class towards the Democratic Party. / AFP / DOMINICK REUTER        (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Steel Tariffs Are a Surefire Way to Hurt the Rust Belt

Tariffs would raise costs for steel-consuming industries, potentially killing a "massive amount of jobs."

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Another Big Win for Russian Pipeline Politics in Europe?

The controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline reaches a new milestone.

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Is Europe Caving to Russia on Pipeline Politics?

And will the new White House welcome it with open arms?

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Trump Brings the Keystone Pipeline Back from the Dead

With the stroke of a pen, Trump revives two controversial energy pipelines in a sharp reversal of Obama’s policies.

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With an Assist From Putin, Greece — for Now — Wins

The prospect of Russian President Vladimir Putin rescuing Greece might be enough to get Europe to cave to Athen's debt demands.

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