Blog Round-Up: Gates, Smear, Blackmail, and a Spoiled Dinner

The Streetwise Professor: Robert Gates Demonstrates Awareness of Gazprom Threat A Step at a Time: What’s Behind the Litvinenko Smear? Sean Guillory: Voting for Bad Democracy, Bush 32%, Putin 19% La Russophobe: Russia Blackmailing Britain for Cooperation in Murder Case Global Berlin: Barroso Visits the Bundestag The Oil Drum: CFR Report on Oil Dependency Global Voices: Stunt Protests for Russian Democracy Plubius: Krime, Konspiracy, and Korruption at the Kremlin The Social Affairs Unit: Litvinenko Spoils a Dinner for Alex Deane