Tuesday, May 17, 2005

A Kremlin isolated

In this article, A Victory for State Paranoia (Moscow Times) Pavel Felgenhauer, a defense analyst in Moscow ends by saying

Outsiders usually believe Kremlin paranoia is senseless or senile, but it is not. Putin's ministers know very well how to defend their interests; they do not need anyone from the West to teach them. The problem is that the interests of the ministers who promote state paranoia and isolationism do not coincide with the interests of the nation.

This seems about right.

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