Sunday, November 25, 2018

A Favor to Putin

As Belarus dances between NATO and Russia, favors like this to Russia can't hurt Lukashenko's grip on power:

Vietnam and Belarus have signed a new agreement to collaborate on military technologies to boost defence industrial capability in the Southeast Asian country.

As Russia pivots to Asia, Russia wants China busy anywhere but on its land border with Russia. So strengthening Vietnam, a longtime foe and target of China, is a good idea.

And it is great without Russian fingerprints on the effort.