Daily Archives: February 24, 2011

What the Legislative Democrats can learn from Ethan Berkowitz

Yesterday’s Anchorage Daily News had an interesting quote from Democrat Representative Berta Gardner in one of the stories on ACES.  See Prominent Alaskans back oil tax relief: Legislature, Anchorage Daily News, Feb. 23, 2011. Continue reading

Foreign Affairs| Getting China to Sanction Iran

In a major piece in the current edition of Foreign Affairs, two fellows at the Brookings Institute, argue that, as part of its efforts to constrain Iran, the US government should encourage China to shift its focus from deepening its involvement in the development of Iran’s oil and gas resources, to increasing its participation in US projects.  Getting China to Sanction Iran, Foreign Affairs, March/April 2011.

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An Important New Book| Oil Is Not a Curse: Ownership Structure and Institutions in Soviet Successor States

A recent book by Pauline Jones Luong (Brown University) and Erika Weinthal (Duke University) is a good read, with implications for Alaska.  Oil Is Not a Curse: Ownership Structure and Institutions in Soviet Successor States, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

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