Friday, March 24, 2006

Reheating the Cold War



'Three United States assaults on the Kremlin within the month is extraordinary even by Cold War standards. Yet Russia has eschewed any confrontation with the US in the international arena, despite provocations. So why the US-European belligerence? The West's problem is that Moscow will not loosen its grip on its energy sector, which it sees as a national-security asset, while the West sees it as a Kremlin foreign-policy tool more powerful than the tanks and missiles of a bygone era...' More

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