Yong Kwon

Longtime writer on international relations, political economy, geopolitics, and history of Asia-Pacific and Eurasia. Lived, studied, and/or worked in Seoul, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Washington D.C., Cairo, Budapest, London, and a few more places. Master's candidate in economic history at the London School of Economics. Follow me on twitter at (@ykwon88)

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Wed Mar 5



kwony published an article 10:32 PM

What Can the American Civil War Teach Us About the Crisis in Ukraine?

Gazprom's close cooperation with the Russian government in the Ukraine crisis will have long-term consequences for the company's relations with potential and existing clients. Revealing how over-reliance on Gazprom may lead to subservience to [more]

Tue Feb 18



kwony published an article 10:36 PM

Russia Is Losing Its Leverage

Geography blessed Russia with energy-starved industrial economies to its east and west. However, after decades of favorable energy exports, the ground beneath Russian energy giants like Gazprom is shifting.

Sun Feb 16



kwony published an article 9:14 PM

Capital Flight Endangers Argentina’s Energy Future

Ongoing instability in emerging markets will negatively impact Argentina's already weakened fiscal and financial positions. This will hinder the operations of its state-owned oil company, YPF. Despite optimism expressed by Chevron, the risks in [more]

Sun Dec 29



kwony published an article 6:59 PM

The Kremlin’s Wins Abroad Yield Little Reward for Gazprom

Russia has managed to hold on to Ukraine in its sphere of influence for now, but do Moscow’s foreign policy victories translate to gains for its energy companies?

Thu Nov 14



kwony published an article 5:08 PM

Natural Gas Competition Enters the Mediterranean

Israel is entering the natural gas competition with major developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. While there are a few legal and diplomatic obstacles in the way, the political and economic benefits of Israel exporting natural gas will outweigh [more]

Sat Oct 5



kwony published an article 6:49 PM

Tumbling Gazprom, Rising Lukoil

Challenges from Russia's own commercial courts and the European Commission are few of the issues that Gazprom will have to deal with.

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