October 7, 2011

Putin Enters The Dragon's Den

M K Bhadrakumar, Asia Times

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin heads to China for a two-day visit at an important time for relations between the counties, and at an even more critical junction for the United States' "Silk Road" project to extend its influence in greater Central Asia. Beijing and Moscow will certainly want to hammer out an energy deal, while working on a viable counter-strategy to Washington.

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TAGGED: Central Asia, China, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Beijing, Moscow, United States, energy deal, Prime Minister

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