June 30, 2012

Russia Elbows U.S. in Indian Ocean

M K Bhadrakumar, Asia Times

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The vanguard for Vladimir Putin's visit to Pakistan tells its own story - Ambassador Zamir Kabulov, Russia's point person for Afghanistan, a legend fit to set in motion great designs hatched in the Kremlin and intended to frustrate Washington's own grand goals for Central and East Asia. Building a Russian bulwark on the Indian Ocean is a long-cherished dream, one Putin can turn to a US nightmare.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Zamir Kabulov, Washington, Russia, Pakistan, United States, Afghanistan, Indian Ocean, ambassador

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