Thursday, March 15, 2012

Nouriel Roubini : The biggest strategic threat to Russia is China

Nouriel Roubini : On Russia, Ian, you're right that Russia and China may get closer to each other, but I think the biggest strategic threat to Russia is China. You've got a land mass in Siberia that is as big as the United States, where there are barely 15 million people, and there are millions of Chinese now moving across the border of Mongolia -- buying land, starting to produce. As you know, possession is nine-tenths the law. So strategically, at some point, Russia's going to realize that the only one who can defend them from losing Siberia is the United States and Europe. So I don't understand the logic of their views. They'll be better off being friends with the U.S. and Europe than with China.- in foreignpolicy
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