Energy Security and Germany's Response to Russian Revisionism : The Dangers of Civilian Power. / Dyson, Tom.

In: German Politics, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2016, p. 500-518.

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Energy Security and Germany's Response to Russian Revisionism : The Dangers of Civilian Power. / Dyson, Tom.

In: German Politics, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2016, p. 500-518.

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