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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    At this point, no, they are not solvable. Too much bad blood exists, and there are no blameless parties here.
    This case is certainly difficult. But I didn't mean that as much as it is a general problem well known in Game Theory that makes it impossible to keep a competitive situation with more that two competitors stabil. The historical result is visible in an unending row of wars.

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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Russia lays claim to billions of tons of Arctic oil and gas

    Russia has submitted a claim to 460,000 square miles of Antarctic territory.


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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    Russia lays claim to billions of tons of Arctic oil and gas

    Russia has submitted a claim to 460,000 square miles of Antarctic territory.
    Arctic =/= Antarctic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Arctic =/= Antarctic
    I wouldn't be cavalier in allowing the Russians to do that. I would say, No, and then hold my ground.

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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    This case is certainly difficult. But I didn't mean that as much as it is a general problem well known in Game Theory that makes it impossible to keep a competitive situation with more that two competitors stabil. The historical result is visible in an unending row of wars.
    Russia is trying to regain lost power, and while they may succeed in doing so, they will inevitably return to losing that power again. They are not able to surpass the U.S.

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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Russia is trying to regain lost power, and while they may succeed in doing so, they will inevitably return to losing that power again. They are not able to surpass the U.S.
    Not in any more probable middel term scenario, anyway. There are certain risks, however. Europe could fall over or the USA could be drawn into a costly conflict with some rising power or an other.

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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Not in any more probable middel term scenario, anyway. There are certain risks, however. Europe could fall over or the USA could be drawn into a costly conflict with some rising power or an other.
    It would have to be of such a magnitude that it would blow away all of our previous conflicts to disable the potency of the U.S. military. I must say, it really must not be misunderstood the overwhelming power of it. Sure, there will be shifts of power, but it would take a conglomeration of powerful countries to compete against the lethality of America's armed forces. Some may think that is hyperbole, but research into the subject proves otherwise. One of the main reasons why the U.S. military is successful, and this is often enough overlooked, is because of the American people themselves who support the military during War. Look at the American civilian contributions to the U.S. War effort during World War II. That effort would be matched if countries were trying to overthrow us, as in, either embargo us or invade us or were just on a global conquest. It will inevitably lead to that given current realities. By that time I'll be middle aged and a minority.

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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Arctic =/= Antarctic
    I did notice the mistake later. Too late to edit it though.

    In the interests of accuracy: Russia claims 460,000 square miles of Arctic territory


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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    I did notice the mistake later. Too late to edit it though.

    In the interests of accuracy: Russia claims 460,000 square miles of Arctic territory
    Great!

    Why does it not takes the whole arctic while at it! Ask the Arcticians to vote under the gun and annex the whole thing like Ukrainian Crimea!
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    Re: New Russian Boldness Revives a Cold War Tradition: Testing the Other Side

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    A dimwit like Hillary Clinton would be the wrong leader at this time.
    Why? You don't think she could be "flexible" with the Russians too?
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