An Energy Strategy to Defeat Russia?

Chris, Melanie and Zack look at the economic actions taken by the United States and Europe to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, particularly those related to oil and natural gas. To what extent are these measures responsible for rising petrol prices? Can other measures be taken to replace Russian oil on the world market? Or should Western governments also apply demand restraints, including possibly mandatory measures, to discourage or prevent energy use? And what political price should democratically elected governments be willing to pay in order to affirm the moral and strategic imperative of defeating Russia’s aggression against Ukraine? Complaints for Colombia’s Jeffrey Sachs, who claimed COVID originated in a US lab, for super-virtuous people who tweeted on July 4th about how awful the United States is, and for self-centered TikTokers known as “Gentleminions.” are. ” Attapeople to FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression) and the Quincy Institute for a smart report on defending Asia and an Atta-thing for all the ways computers are making our lives better (until they kill us).

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