Now that the war between Russia and Georgia is over, it is a good time to learn a few lessons. This war holds out important lessons for all concerned – for the Georgians, for the Russians, for the Americans and NATO, for the world at large. Moreover the lessons are political, military and economic. Let us see what some of these lessons are. Aniket Alam writes in The Post. Article, courtesy The Post.
Amy Goodman speaks with Michael Klare and Juan Gonzalez about the Russian-Georgian conflict.Professor and author Michael Klare talks about how the Russian-Georgian conflict is largely an energy war over who has access to the vast oil and natural gas reserves in the Caspian region
Amy Goodman speaks with Michael Klare, author of “Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum.” Klare says, “There’s a second war underway in Iraq that’s a war for the control of the oil wealth. That’s a war that is pitting Kurds against the Arabs of the country, Shiites against Sunnis, and Shiite against Shiite. Because eventually the Americans are going to leave and the people of Iraq know this.”
The rise in overt militarism and imperialism at the outset of the twenty-first century can plausibly be attributed largely to attempts by the dominant interests of the world economy to gain control over diminishing world oil supplies.
As it is difficult to promote India-US strategic ties directly, therefore the recourse to false claims that nuclear energy will at one stroke reduce not only our oil consumption but also remove our power shortages.The CPI(M) press release in this regard is reproduced here.
Robert D. Furber, James C. Warf, and Sheldon C. Plotkin write about nuclear energy and how it is a fallacy to conclude that nuclear energy can serve as an alternative to carbon-heavy fuel in these times of global warming. Article, courtesy, "Monthly Review".
V. SRIDHAR says that the government’s approval of Reliance’s pricing formula for gas from the Krishna-Godavari basin triggers a major controversy.