Russia: neither powerful nor important

I agree with Tom on this:

Russia, as I pointed out in the last Esquire.com column, simply isn’t that powerful or important.

via No es problemo with Russia (Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog).

This is the line I’ve been advocating since August. Of course, the purpose of the spin is still the same – support Gazprom’s interests — but at least there is less Cold War thinking here than before.

2 thoughts on “Russia: neither powerful nor important”

  1. True. Relatively easy to be influenced by one if you work for an oil services firm, however, as Russia is a petro-state. (“A Saudi Arabia with trees.”)

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