How the massive power shift in Russia threatens the political dominance of the United States There is a new cold war underway, driven by a massive geopolitical power shift to Russia that went almost unnoticed across the globe. In The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp, energy expert Marin Katusa takes a look at the ways the western world is losing control of the energy market, and what can be done about it. Russia is in the midst of a rapid economic and geopolitical renaissance under the rule of Vladimir Putin, a tenacious KGB officer turned modern-day tsar. Understanding his rise to power provides the keys to understanding the shift in the energy trade from Saudi Arabia to Russia. This powerful new position threatens to unravel the political dominance of the United States once and for all. Discover how political coups, hostile takeovers, and assassinations have brought Russia to the center of the world's energy market Follow Putin's rise to power and how it has led to an upsetting of the global balance of trade Learn how Russia toppled a generation of robber barons and positioned itself as the most powerful force in the energy market Study Putin's long-range plans and their potential impact on the United States and the U.S. dollar If Putin's plans are successful, not only will Russia be able to starve other countries of power, but the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) will replace the G7 in wealth and clout. The Colder War takes a hard look at what is to come in a new global energy market that is certain to cause unprecedented impact on the U.S. dollar and the American way of life.
Intro The Colder War Contents Foreword Energy … and the Man Acknowledgments The Colder War 1 The End of the Lost Decade The Lost Decade Move to Moscow The Bombings Second Chechen War Putin Installed 2 Humbling the Oligarchs Land of Opportunity Nailing Khodorkovsky Vouchers The Yukos Way Putins Best Offer Dropping the Hammer A Trail of Bodies Daring to Notice Survive and Thrive Vision and Principle 3 The Great Game and the End of the Cold War The First Drop The Pioneer Go Big Oil, War, and Peace The First Nickel Everyones Dollar Thank You, Mr. Nixon 4 The Slavic Warrior Little Boy Putin Big Boy Putin Putin at Work Hands off Georgia Hands on Georgia 5 Ukraine What Putin Wants in Ukraine Gas Transport Sevastopol Protecting Russians The Buffer After the USSR Dont Forget to Vote Maidan Up Close Crimea Comes Home 6 Putin the Statesman Beyond the Common Economic Space Here We Go Again 7 The Putinization of Oil Arctic Oil European Market Rosneft Winking at OPEC Oil Pipelines 8 The Putinization of Gas Better Pipes Liquefied Natural Gas European Burners Gazprom Beyond Europe and Back 9 The Putinization of Uranium Long-Term Shortage Science Lesson Short-Term Fixes Putins Uranium Superstore The Ultimate Source Going to School in Mongolia Toward the Endgame The Transient Surplus 10 The Middle East: Oil, Wars, and the Great Game Iran: Sanctions, Coups, and Revolutions Iraq: The Quagmire Iraqs Oil History Kurdistan The Would-Be Country Afghanistan: The Bear Trap Syria: Why Do We Care? Bahrains Importance Israel Rattling around the Shaky House of Saud 11 Twilight of the Petrodollar Darts at the Dollar. The Dollar Shoots Itself The Tide of Commerce Back to Riyadh 12 Post-Petrodollar America Softening Up The Process On the Fast Tracks Last Exit What You Can Do Bringing Modern Technology to Old Fields Afterword References About the Author Index Advert EULA.
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