November 2, 2009
Edward Lucas, a prominent analyst, says that Russia is pushing the USA out of Europe, trying to set up a condominium in the old continent between itself and countries such as France, Germany, Italy, to the detriment of Eastern Europe.
Recently another knowledgeable specialist, Ariel Cohen, said that there is “little appetite” these days in the Western world to monitor Russia’s covert operations vis-a-vis the EU.
Obama may want to ‘reset’ his country’s relations with Russia, it would appear, however, that the new US administration is somewhat naive and unprepared to rein in an ever-more assertive Russia.
What about the EU? Herman Van Rompuy is mooted to become the EU president. It looks like he was a good choice to deal with Belgium’s internal difficulties, but is he capable of standing up to Putin?Georgi Gotev