March 3, 2014

Why Russia No Longer Fears the West

Ben Judah, Politico

The Associated Press

The West is blinking in disbelief – Vladimir Putin just invaded Ukraine. German diplomats, French Eurocrats and American pundits are all stunned. Why has Russia chosen to gamble its trillion-dollar ties with the West?

Western leaders are stunned because they haven’t realized Russia’s owners no longer respect Europeans the way they once did after the Cold War. Russia thinks the West is no longer a crusading alliance. Russia thinks the West is now all about the money.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Europe, Vladimir Putin, Russia

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