Aggression in Crimea is a sign of Russian weakness

In The Australian today
“Far from being an emerging superpower, Russia is a weak state, wracked by cronyism and corruption, and overly reliant on exports of oil and gas. That hardly means Russian aggression in Ukraine can be ignored or condoned. But detestable as he may be, Vladimir Putin is no Hitler and the Crimean peninsula is not the Sudetenland.”

About Henry Ergas

Henry Ergas is a columnist for The Australian newspaper and the inaugural Professor of Infrastructure Economics at the SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong. The SMART Infrastructure Facility is a $61.8 million world-class research and training centre concerned with integrated infrastructure solutions for the future. Henry is also Senior Economic Adviser to Deloitte Australia. Prior to these concurrent roles Henry worked as a consultant economist at NECG, CRA International and Concept Economics. Henry's previous career was as an economist at the OECD in Paris, where amongst other roles he headed the Secretary-General’s Task Force on Structural Adjustment and was Counsellor for Structural Policy in the Economics Department.
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9 Responses to Aggression in Crimea is a sign of Russian weakness

  1. Tel

    Do I have to type all my comments in twice from now on?

  2. sabrina

    Copy and paste will do!

  3. Anne

    To be sure to be sure…

  4. Molly Molloy

    Double or nothing?

  5. john malpas

    Putin got it with soldiers before the EU could get it with lawyers

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