The new European ‘arc of instability’, by Pepe Escobar

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I’m sitting here chuckling to myself: As I looked at the op-edge titles, when I saw this one, it’s ‘energy’ said to me, I’ll bet that’s by Pepe, and I was right 🙂  . . . ~J

Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and radio shows ranging from the US to East Asia.

Published time: December 10, 2014 22:59

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Chris Hondros / Getty Images / AFPThe European Council on Foreign Relations and Berlin think-tank Friedrich Ebert Stiftung have just reached more or less the same conclusion.

If the dangerous stand-off between the EU and Russia over Ukraine is not solved, the EU could face, up to 2030, a military build-up in eastern Europe; a new arms race with NATO as a protagonist; and a semi-permanent “zone of instability” from the Baltic to the Balkans…

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