Sunday, February 25, 2018

Russia's Clash with the West is about Geography not Ideology

"Western leaders do not need to sympathize with Russia, but if they wish to make effective foreign policies, they do need to understand it. Communism may have vanished from Europe, but the region’s geography has not changed. Russia is, as it has always been, too large and powerful to embed within Western institutions without fundamentally changing them and too vulnerable to Western encroachment to acquiesce in its own exclusion."
-Benn Steil, "Russia's Clash with the West is about Geography not Ideology"

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