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Putin and Bush, Perfect Together: Yet Russia's Alliance with Europe is Inevitable...Eventually

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At the tactical level, the Putin-Bush alliance against terrorism is secure, but this alliance is based on two wasting assets: Bush’s presidency and a shared understanding of what constitutes the terrorist threat. Long-term alliance between Russia and Europe appears inevitable, if not immediately so. Based on the workings of the global balance of power, economic relations, and compatible identities, a Russian-European alliance can be deferred at best, absent a revolutionary change in U.S. foreign policy toward the world more generally. [...]

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Provost’s Chair Professor
National University of Singapore