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Long-term, Moscow wants a reliable client state in the Middle East.
Cuba was a client state of the Soviet Union and was under diplomatic and economic embargo by the United States for decades.
When the Soviets and Americans stopped funding client states, many belligerents sought other revenue streams, for example smuggling diamonds out of west African war-zones, says Sebastian von Einsiedel of the University of the UN in Tokyo.
The current standoff over North Korea’s nuclear provocations bears a more-than-passing resemblance to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, the last time a nuclear-armed superpower client state and the U.S. faced off.
The danger of Qatar evolving into a full-fledged Iranian client state is vastly overblown; this is not something that the Al-Thani family would find palatable.
Later, as Presidents Kennedy and Johnson are forced to deploy troops in South Vietnam to protect their client state from a communist takeover, the filmmakers reveal both men’s secret doubts.
Russia may decide to help its client state Syria more as the result of this airstrike, frustrating further U.S. action.
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: a country that depends on another country for military, economic, or political support
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