Putin has Med opportunity

Asia Times
Thursday 21st March, 2013

Minister Igor Shuvalov, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov – had signaled their willingness to go along. But Shuvalov and Siluanov are clerks, no-counts politically. The one Russian who counts has now been presented by the Western alliance with an opportunity to effect a strategic power shift in the Mediterranean at minimal cost upfront and little forward risk. It’s an object lesson in the greater value of money over arms in grand strategy. It’s also a shift which the Western powers and the Ottoman empire fought for three centuries to prevent. They succeeded against Empress Catherine II and C…

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