Monday, August 18, 2008
Mixed Signals on Russia
Don't think there's going to be an "international community" response or even a "response of the democracies"--interests will trump rhetoric in the end. Nor do I see evidence that U.S. companies are going to follow the line of the pundits. Tom LaSorda, v.p. of Chrysler, says things seem to be on track for Chrysler to pursue partnership opportunities with Russian automakers, for instance.
And you were sayin' they didn't have any...
Again, the Russians remain open to relationships where the benefits are mutual and power is shared.
They will no longer be bullied, swindled, or talked down to.