IMPACT: RUSSIA IS DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE ISOLATED
JONATHAN POWER; The Boston Globe December 6, 1999, SECTION: OP-ED; Pg. A21 HEADLINE: US-BACKED OIL PIPELINE AN ECONOMIC, POLITICAL BLUNDER // ln-acs 12/18/99
To integrate Russia with the West would be a mistake, they believe. Rather, Russia should be reduced in power and then isolated. This is the Treaty of Versailles by another name and another method. Not reparations. Instead, no opportunities. And political encirclement: an expanded NATO on its western flank and a line of pro-Western oil-rich client states - Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan - on its southern Asian flank.