Friday, September 12, 2014

A Plethora of Former Soviet Options

Estonia and Khazakstan may have to compete with the Caucasus for pride of place in Putin's territorial ambitions.

There he goes again:

In recent weeks, Moscow seems to have been aggravating a longstanding conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan while playing peacemaking overlord to both. In the first week of August, as many as 40 Armenian and Azerbaijani soldiers were reported killed in heavy fighting near their border, just before a summit meeting convened by Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin.

Well, if everyone will just be patient, I'm sure Putin will try to get to them all.