All levers, my friends, all levers.

A really excellent post by Tom, and not just because it echoes some of the countermeasures I suggested using against the Russian Federation:

Specific ideas involve holding up all top Russian transactions to minute inspection re: any legal irregularities.

Point being, “Russia’s governing elites place their personal interests ahead of Moscow’s raison d’etat.”

Hit ’em where they is! (Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog).

Tom’s great post goes on to discussin “teachable comments,” which I filed under learning strategies and Chirol discussed as well.

Tom’s post is fantastic, and is a must read.