Author Archives: Conor Gallagher

Washington, Brussels Set Sights on TurkStream Pipeline Amid Crackdown on Ankara-Moscow Cooperation 

By Conor Gallagher At the beginning of this year there were four pipelines carrying natural gas from Russia to Europe, and a fifth (Nord Stream 2) was about to come online. Now Nord Stream 1 and 2 are dead, the Yamal Pipeline is closed, and the amount of gas flowing through Ukraine is greatly diminished. […]

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Links 10/5/22

Lambert and I, and many readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational environment ever. We hope readers will collaborate in mitigating the fog of war — both real fog and stage fog — in comments. None of us need more cheerleading and link-free repetition of memes; there are platforms for that. Low-value, link-free […]

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Supreme Court Grapples with Animal Welfare in a Challenge to a California Law Requiring Pork to Be Humanely Raised

By David Favre, Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law and Co-Founder of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Republished from The Conversation.  Should Californians be able to require higher welfare standards for farm animals that are raised in other states if products from those animals are to be sold in California? The […]

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More Fallout From the Nord Stream Pipeline Attacks

By Conor Gallagher Yves wrote yesterday about what the Russian response might be to the Nord Stream attacks. I wanted to touch on a few other potential consequences I’ve come across, and as there are no doubt more, hope to see them in comments. Economic Catastophre in Europe Now Certain  There were questions in Washington […]

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Michael Hudson on The Euro Without Germany

Conor: Germany’s swift demise reminds me of the German intelligence agent Bachmann in “A Most Wanted Man.” He’s led to believe he’s operating on an equal level with CIA and British intelligence only to realize too late he was being played the whole time. Hudson gets to the bottom of what Germany’s downfall will mean […]

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“End War in Ukraine” Say 66 Nations at UN General Assembly

Conor: This is a good reminder that a) this war could be brought to an end if that wasn’t the last thing the US and the UK wanted, and b) when western media refer to the “international community” they’re typically referring only to US allies and omitting voices like the following. By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas […]

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What the Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan Is Really About and Why It’s Likely to Get Worse

By Conor Gallagher Ever since the breakup of the USSR, Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in a dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, an enclave recognized as Azerbaijani territory by the international community but mostly populated by ethnic Armenians. They fought a war there two years ago when Azerbaijan grabbed land in a six-week conflict that led […]

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NATO, Russia, Energy Put Balkans on Edge 

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