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Russia; the Strategy of Timing

Ill prepared as the Obama Administration may be for dealing with the real-world realities of geo-politics, the fact is they and the rest of the world will not escape the consequences. Like him or hate him there’s no denying that although Putin has achieved tactical advantage there are several risks for Russia as well as the West and here are just a few:

(1) Putin has very limited conventional resources at his disposal; Russia cannot sustain a long campaign.

(2) He is creating a fully integrated bloc that includes Syria, Iraq & Iran (Shiite) offering a significant tilt in the already imbalanced region.

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