Friday, July 3, 2009

Russia must re-focus with post-imperial eyes

Financial Times, By Zbigniew Brzezinski (1/7/2009) President Barack Obama should have three central goals in mind when he meets Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin next week: first, to advance US-Russian co-operation in areas where our interests coincide; second, to emphasise the mutual benefits in handling disagreements between the two countries within internationally respected “rules of the game”; and third, to help shape a geopolitical context in which Russia becomes increasingly conscious of its own interest in eventually becoming a genuinely post-imperial partner of the Euro-Atlantic community. Of the three, the first is the easiest... Click here for full story

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