The possibility of world-scale conflict in 2012 due to Iran’s nuclear program is large, and can destabilize global geopolitics. The awakening of Russian society threatens Putin’s regime, which can try to channel the Russian society’s anger by inventing some foreign enemy. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov already showed such a search for an enemy by his provocative statements in Vilnius during the OSCE Ministerial Council on Dec. 6-7. At the end of 2011, the Lithuanian government was forced to correct its Lithuania’s GDP growth prognosis for 2012 from 4.8 per...
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