Monday, April 23, 2018

The Imperial Scramble for the Middle East Oil

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In the seventy-eighth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant, and Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition. Professor Kovacevic discusses the statement made by the Russian president Vladimir Putin concerning the U.S., U.K. and French missile attack on Syria. He also analyzes the competition between the U.S. and Russia over the control of oil fields in the Middle East. In addition, he discusses the media visibility of various Russian politicians in relation to Putin’s soon-to-be-announced choice for the new Russian prime minister. Lastly, he presents the Russian response to the most recent U.S. sanctions, which is likely to include the ban on the U.S. brand products, such as bourbon and I-phone. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!