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  •  Great comment. In the case of Russia, I'd add... (2+ / 0-)
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    killjoy, angry marmot

    that Russia has always - for centuries before the Soviet era, during the Soviet era, and since then - aspired to be a global power.  So it's not just territories on their periphery that they are concerned about, but with having a global sphere of influence.

    Unlike China, which doesn't seem to care very much about anything except its immediate environs.

    Art is the handmaid of human good.

    by joe from Lowell on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 10:00:10 AM PDT

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