Putin knows that Isil will be strangled without more oil as price falls further

by David McWilliams, October 1, 2015

Regular readers of this column will know that we forget Russia on the global stage at our peril. Russia is still a major player in our part of the world.
 
Much of the EU lies at the end of a huge pipeline of Russian gas. Russia will heat Europe this winter. In what is now known as the ‘Middle East’, Russia has long been a presence. When Russia looks south it sees the Muslim world. 

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