A Setback for an Expanding Europe

Russia appears to win the political boundary battle over where Europe ends and where its buffer sphere begins.

“That’s the whole point of Europe, that we don’t have to create camps and fight with each other, but to create common spaces,” said President Giorgi Margvelashvili of Georgia, whose country, along with Moldova, emerged as a hero of the gathering by moving forward with its own preliminary agreement with the European Union.

via http://nyti.ms/1bt01EA

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  1. Russia cannot escape the fact that the residents of its supposed “buffer zone” have leaned more and more away from Russia and toward Europe as time has passed. The Baltic states have been a historically sound example of that, and the trend continues to grow into former Soviet Union territory. I think that the trend will continue even into Russia itself as discontent with the practices of the Russian government festers in the area. Russia may have won the battle, but it is losing the war.

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