Dec 8, 2006

It Is Getting Chilly

It may be misleading to describe the relations of Russia and the West as the new Cold War, yet, argues The Economist. However, it would also be misleading to underestimate the threat Russia has come to present over the seven years of the Putin era. Russia does not threaten the West with its vast nuclear arsenal anymore; its weapons are more subtle: “cheap gas, and money for the right people.” more…

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