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British historian: Baltic States have genuine cause for concern

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvia, Estonia and Lithuania have genuine cause for concern, writes British historian Robert Service in his article in Financial Times.

Having compared the geopolitical situations of today and during the Cold War, he has come to the conclusion that the current situation is more dangerous than it was when the balance of power was regulated.

According to the historian, the future will show that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a weak geo-strategist. Service believes Putin has already ruined Russia’s economic interests, saying that western support would benefit Russia in its competition with China.

Service says in order to understand Putin’s behaviour in Syria, an in-depth analysis is necessary. The British historian adds that the Kremlin ruler does no plan to turn away from Ukraine. «Having loosed the dogs of nationalism, he would find it hard to put them back in the kennel, even if he wanted to. This makes for a less predictable global situation than the finely tuned balance of power that prevailed during the cold war,» – explains the historian.

He believes there will not be a new Cold War between Russia and USA. Nevertheless, the current situation is bad, and it can always become even worse. Service says it would be too optimistic to believe Putin will decide to chance his course.

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  1. Linda says:

    This view has been known to many for a long time and unfortunately it is not a new thing. But it is good that western historians, politicals et al are beginning to wake up.

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  2. Linda says:

    I see that Eston Kohver has been exchanged by Russia for one of their spies Alexi Dressen.

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