Heilbrunn, Jacob
May 1996
New Republic;5/27/96, Vol. 214 Issue 22, p22
Uncovers the efforts of Russia to become junior partner to China in its move against the Western democracies led by the U.S. as of May 27, 1996. Admission by Russian leaders that their country will face difficulty reviving Russian sphere of influence in Eastern Europe; Visit of Russian President Boris Yeltsin to China in May 1996 to lay the groundwork for an anti-Western alliance; History of Russia's ambition to expand into Central Asia; Claim by President Yeltsin that Russia is the only power capable of separating combatants in Central Asia; Description of the relations between Russia and Iran; Suggestion on how should the U.S. approach Russia.


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