Dienas grauds

[..] Western leaders do not need to sympathize with Russia, but if they wish to make effective foreign policies, they do need to understand it. Communism may have vanished from Europe, but the region’s geography has not changed. Russia is, as it has always been, too large and powerful to embed within Western institutions without fundamentally changing them and too vulnerable to Western encroachment to acquiesce in its own exclusion.[..]

[..] The country’s western borders have always been particularly vulnerable. The European landmass west of Russia’s borders constitutes a large peninsula surrounded by the Baltic and North Seas to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Black Sea to the south. Russia, in contrast, has few maritime outlets. The Arctic Ocean is remote from its population centers. The country’s few ports are largely unusable in the winter. Turkish waters to the south, like Nordic waters to the north, can be easily blocked. During the Cold War, Norwegian, British, and Icelandic airbases also hindered Russian access to the sea.[..]

avots

vara bungas: Dzirdētas tēzes, bet cits avots. Vēl viens atgādinājums tiem, kas uzskata, ka 3B reģionā kaut kā pats viss nokārtosies, Putins izbeigsies, Eiropa nepieļaus utt. Nenokārtosies, kamēr RU pastāv esošā formātā un kamēr sabiedroto līderi pieļaus iespēju “get along with Russia“.   Acīmredzami, ka šeit mēs neko nevaram ietekmēt, bet paļauties uz laimi arī nedrīkstam, attiecīgi, ja labākais totālās aizsardzības modeļa piemērs ir FI, tad to ir jākopē tik lielā mērā un tempā cik to varam atļauties, viss pārējais ir dūmu aizsegs, savas nabas vērošana un paļaušanās uz laimi.

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