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How Putin’s power play threatens Europe.
The author throws everything in the bowl but there is no substance to this story. There is internal Balkans friction but it is not exploitable for Russia.
The Balkans should not be dismissed so easily. Russia sees the region as Europe’s soft underbelly: its growing influence there threatens to allow it to place strategic military assets near a major U.S. base and promises to grant it access to the Adriatic Sea.
This is pretty spectacular statement considering they did not have access to 'warm water' even when they exerted influence over half of Europe.