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Russia as post-WWI Germany

Judah Grunstein on how present-day Russia and post WWI Germany are similar…(h/t to Andrew Sullivan)

Given that Russia’s bellicose posturing of late has to do with domestic political concerns in addition to strategic ones, and given that the economic hardship ahead will only exacerbate those domestic political concerns, the possibility of an increasingly aggressive Russian leadership — and an eventual “Munich moment” — seems like a very real one. Instead of focusing on Munich, though, we should try to find ways to drive developments in such a way as to preclude it.

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