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Saving the history of the Cold War, piece by piece

Mar 25, 2014
Amid tensions over Russia, one museum dedicated to preserving artifacts from the Cold War sees an opportunity.
Posted In: Cold War, Russia, ukraine

The view from the ground in Simferopol

Mar 7, 2014
The BBC's Natalia Antelava on the mood at the Crimean markets
Posted In: ukraine, Crimea

Gas, oil, and Ukraine's economy

The modern world needs a few things: Gas, food, and functioning economies. Russia's economy is almost entirely dependent on oil and natural gas exports. It provides more than a third of Europe's oil and natural gas. And about 80 percent of that comes through pipelines in Ukraine. 

Russia is Europe's biggest gas supplier; daily flows of that commodity are worth almost $100 million a day. The largest consumer of that gas? Germany. But what about in the U.S.? Domestically, we import only a little gas and oil from Russia, about 5 percent. But even small energy disruptions across the globe could make our fuel prices rise.

Mar 7, 2014

Obama's options on the 'Cold War chessboard'

Mar 7, 2014
David Sanger from the New York Times on President Obama's options.
Posted In: ukraine, New York Times

Mutually-assured (economic) destruction

Mar 7, 2014
Journalists and scholars see reasons this is -- and isn't -- deja vu all over again.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Loving the global economy

Mar 7, 2014
Despite all the Cold War rhetoric, the global economy is the bigger picture.
Posted In: Cold War, ukraine, global economy

Kai Ryssdal on flying in the Cold War

Mar 7, 2014
Why this time is different.
Posted In: ukraine, global economy

Why Russians don't want to live in Canada

Mar 7, 2014
The Soviet-born author remembers spending family time in Crimea.
Posted In: Crimea, Russia

The history of Ukraine’s imports (in charts!)

Mar 7, 2014
From the dissolution of the USSR to the rise of the global economy: What's changed for Ukraine?
Posted In: ukraine, Russia, trade

Ukraine's trading partners hold their rhetorical fire

Mar 6, 2014
Ukraine's largest trading partners are more circumspect.

About this collection

Ukraine, Russia, and the United States and the perils and promise of a globalized economy. Is this the new Cold War or not? Why is this affecting so many people in so many ways? According to Russia's Putin, "I think in the modern world, when everything is so interconnected and everyone depends on everyone else in one way or another, it's of course possible to do some damage to one another, but it will be mutual damage."

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