November 5, 2010
Russia Tilting Toward the West
Thomas P. M. Barnett, Globlogization
Putin had his time to emulate the Chinese, but the Russians, deep down, feel more European than Asia--always have and always will. They admire and hate Europe, but they despise the Chinese. Chalk it up to whatever, but that undercurrent is always there, by my estimation.
TAGGED: North Atlantic Treaty Organization, western Europe, Russia, Asia