Russia’s Mideast Full-Court Press

With the race for the White House picking up steam, American eyes are focused squarely on the presidential race and who will be elected Barack Obama’s successor. So, too, has the Kremlin’s focus sharpened. Moscow knows its window of opportunity is limited. Barring a series of unprecedented events, the next president is likely to take a tougher line both with Moscow and in defense of American interests in the Middle East. If Russia is to secure its newfound position of strength in the region, its leaders know it must act quickly to shape the status quo on the ground to its advantage.

The race toward that objective is on.

  • What do you think of the new look?

    • David

      A Tzar Nicholas look alike. Be careful.

    • andycanuck

      Vlad’s back! Woohoo!

  • Spatchcocked

    Smashing…….the perfect number of medals….neither too many or too few. The sash matches your eyes of course….a nice touch!
    You know of course Nicholas would only ever answer or address Wilhelm with his back turned towards him….I hope you do the same with Angela.

    I drink now to you zakuski style !

  • canminuteman

    I doin’t think the Russians will have a problem. I predict that the next American president will be another democrat, and America will slowly (or not) slide towards civil war and economic collapse. The US is so far gone that they probably aren’t even savable if a Republican gets in. The actions required to save the country are so drastic that any president who takes those actions would be voted out of office after one term and replaced by someone offering more soma and free stuff.

  • Sid Falco

    A tougher line ? Bernie or Donald ? I doubt it.