Borrowing from South Park: "Say what you will about Dmitri Trenin, but the SoB sure knows story structure."
Trenin's plan for "Russia Reborn" (published in the latest edition of Foreign Affairs):
“If Peter the Great were alive today, he would decamp from Moscow again – only this time to the Sea of Japan, not the Baltic. As such, Russia would do well to think of Vladivostok as its twenty-first-century capital.”
Until today, I had never imagined 6 foot 7 Peter the Great walking through Seoul with an iPod, drinking the kids in a Korean Internet parlor under the table and then stealing their girlfriends.
Thank you, Dmitri. Thank you so much.