Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Grandpa, Remind Me How 'Easy Rider' Ended?

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Neil Buckley "Putin sets sights on Eurasian economic union" Financial Times August 16, 2011

Chart credit: (c) Financial Times 2011. Photo credit: (c) Getty 2011. Copyright controlled.


It is projected that by 2016, the Russian Federation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be equal that of Great Britain or France.

Great Britain hosts the summer Olympic Games in 2012 and the Russian Federation hosts the winter Olympic Games in 2014.


"Since the Cold War’s end [1991], the combined gross domestic product of NATO’s European members has grown 55 percent, yet their defense spending has declined almost 20 percent." (George Will in the Washington Post, August 17, 2011)


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