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EurActiv: Obama 'doesn't care' about Eastern Europe, analyst says
US President Barack Obama sees Eastern Europe as a "Bush administration project" and is not conscious of the need to counter growing Russian influence there, Edward Lucas, who has been The Economist's correspondent for Eastern Europe for over 20 years, told EurActiv Slovakia in an interview.

Edward Lucas, author of the book 'The New Cold War', says that the new Russian concept of "security architecture" in Europe implies the establishment of a condominium in Europe between Russia and the big European countries, excluding the United States and overriding the interests of small EU countries.


Edward Lucas...
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 at 01:01:00 PM EST
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Ah, how sweet, a neolib with Ostalgie

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 at 04:42:34 PM EST
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Losing elections is a bitch.  So, does Russia intend to rent or occupy their European condo? Or, since Russia is a part of Europe, is Russia itself Russia's European condo?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 at 09:17:09 PM EST
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Maybe it will be a European time-share condo and Russia will rent it out to the Chinese, Iranians, etc.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Nov 2nd, 2009 at 09:20:51 PM EST
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Edward Lucas
Lucas isn't an idiot. He's just a bit of a fruitcake (and folks, we say that knowing that if this newspaper calls you a "fruitcake," you are no mere slice of raisin bread). Being fairly bright and totally mad, Lucas realizes he might seem to be overdoing the Russian Threat a bit. Again and again, he shrieks that he is not being hysterical and historically obtuse and just plain wrong! Absolutely not! [...]

If most people find the thought of a suitcase nuke in lower Manhattan more frightening than a growing Gazprom portfolio of downstream German energy assets, well, they obviously haven't spent enough time hanging out in the Polish foreign ministry cafeteria listening to Western-educated bureaucrats griping about Russia's imperial intentions, the way Lucas has.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Tue Nov 3rd, 2009 at 03:30:37 AM EST
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