Russia will lose the energy war started by Putin – Politico

Agathe Demaris is the Director of Global Forecasting at the Economist Intelligence Unit. Her new book on the effects of US sanctions, “BackfireIt will be released next week. Russia has turned energy supplies into an economic weapon. The strategy is clear in Ukraine, where Russian drones and missiles bomb power stations. But it is also … Read more

How will inflation affect voters’ decisions in the midterm elections?

The economy is a major issue heading into the midterm elections, with a New York Times/Siena poll showing that 44% of voters reported inflation and the economy as the most important problem facing the country. This means that it will play a role in the voting booth, but how much more remains to be seen … Read more

Analysis: Nord Stream gas leak raises climate concerns, but its impact is hard to determine

(Reuters) – Unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea are releasing greenhouse gas emissions, raising fears that the disruption could cause climate catastrophe — though it remains unclear to what extent. Neither pipeline was in operation, but both contained natural gas — which consists largely of methane, a potent greenhouse gas … Read more