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Uncle Wally
15-10-2014, 19:15
That's the question a panel of Russia experts was trying to answer Tuesday morning. Attention on Russia and the crisis in Ukraine has dwindled as the press has focused more on the West's fight against the extremist group calling itself the Islamic State.

US Secretary of State John Kerry also announced Tuesday increased intelligence-gathering cooperation with Russia on the group also known as ISIS a particularly significant development given the recent thaw in US-Russia relations.

But this panel, which was moderated by Reuters, took a much more alarmist tone when speaking about America's relations with Moscow and speculating about Putin. All the experts in attendance warned that Putin's recent moves in Ukraine might only be the start of new territorial ambitions.

Three of the four panelists New Yorker editor David Remnick, journalist and author Masha Gessen, Russian political activist and former grand chessmaster Garry Kasparov, and former Treasury Department official Roger Altman agreed Putin could soon try to stretch his influence into the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/putins-next-move-could-eastern-120000288.html

JanC
15-10-2014, 19:42
All the experts in attendance warned that Putin's recent moves in Ukraine might only be the start of new territorial ambitions.

I think ''experts'' is a bit of an exaggeration in this case :) ''all'' 4 of them.

Armoured
15-10-2014, 20:30
Separate from the content of this, Medvedev today said no 'reset' with the US is possible.

So basically - no likelihood of serious change while Obama in office.

TolkoRaz
15-10-2014, 21:31
So basically - no likelihood of serious change while Obama in office.

Or even whilst he is on the golf course! ;)

Uncle Wally
15-10-2014, 22:19
Or even whilst he is on the golf course! ;)

Or having gay sex and smoking crack.

Too bad Larry is dead now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwgD-8Bj_Qs