By Linda Fasulo
Termed "the quintessential resource at the United Nations" by way of Joseph S. Nye of Harvard's Kennedy tuition of presidency, this e-book is now totally revised and up-to-date to incorporate new fabric on fragile states, R2P (responsibility to protect), fresh safeguard Council matters equivalent to the revolts in Libya and Syria, and a enormously elevated part on figuring out and taking part in a version UN.
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Moreover, the export of Ukrainian gas to CentralEastern Europe poses competition, though minor, to Russian gas companies (European countries have been searching for additional gas supply sources for a long time as a part of a diversification program). In a conflict between Russia and Turkey, cooperation with Turkey by Naftohaz Ukrainy would be rather dangerous for Russian interests. As part of the diversification programme, Naftohaz Ukrainy launched negotiations regarding participation in oil/gas projects in Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
It is important for Ukraine so that it can diversify its supply sources and reduce its dependence on Russia. For Russia, Turkmen gas is important because it provides it with additional supplies of gas, allowing Russia to increase its presence in the European energy market, and also to prevent states that are energy-dependent on Russia from accessing alternative gas sources. There is an agreement about strategic cooperation until 2026 between Ukraine and Turkmenistan. According to the signed contracts, the state oil 28 and gas company Turkmenneftegaz is obliged to supply gas to the amount of 50–60 billion cubic metres annually to Ukraine from 2006 to 2026.
In contrast, prices for Urals crude supplied to the nondiversified markets of Ukraine and Belarus increased. Based on absolute price-data from March 2005, the prices of oil to Ukraine were lower than those of Germany and other states of Central Europe. 86 per barrel) than prices for the same Urals oil product on the German market. This is in spite of the fact that transport-related expenses for Russian oil exports to Germany are higher than those to Ukraine. In addition, these unaccounted-for price differentials provided the political fodder for Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in her criticism of Russian oil tycoons.
An Insider's Guide to the UN (3rd Edition) by Linda Fasulo