Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Yet Another Paradigmatic Shift...

...I wish I had appreciated on my own.

"Russians are richer today than ever before in their history."

- "The Return of the Bear", Newsweek, March 10, 2008

A state of affairs likely to make negotiations over the Northern Territories rather...uneventful.

But an article in the Sankei Shimbun tells me that Dmitri Medvedev's election will mean change! His foreign policy will have colors! Uniquely driven colors!

Only such colors as may be found in Vladimir Putin's rainbow, I'm afraid.

Trees at the foot of Kan no Kurayama
Ogawa Township, Saitama Prefecture
February 16, 2008
Photo credit: MTC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Russian prosperity illustrates why Japan should have attempted to negotiate various matters from a position of strength 10 or 20 years ago. Now, when she wants to discuss things with, say, the Chinese, they can respond with the attitude that Japan and the US are fading, so time is on China's side.