I took my seat beside him, while the lady, a useful little buffer state
The collapse of the Berlin Wall occurred when the Soviets started to lose their control of their buffer states
Markov chain model is applied to analyze the evolution of relay buffer states
For the next few years, the EU should view them as independent buffer states
rather than as member-states-in-waiting.
We still find current use of some terms that evolved from this concept: buffer states
and spheres of influence.
When Russia looks pack to that period, it sees the absence of buffer states
that exposed it to a lightning Nazi invasion.
He stresses, for example, that the creation of the German Empire also marked the loss of the buffer states
south of the Main and that France's loss of Alsace-Lorraine was more a symptom than a cause of French insecurity after 1871 (a distinction without a practical difference).
Iqbal said around hundred years ago about future of Afghanistan that the verdict of history is that buffer states
have never been able to form themselves into great political units.
However, in the recent past, when Russia trained its trade restrictions on certain key buffer states
in order to get them to pledge fealty, the EU, or, generally, the West, has worked to shelter Russia's intended targets.
When Yeltsin released its first ring of buffer states
(Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania), Russia was left with two buffer states
, Belarus and Ukraine.
I remember being sent by Tony Blair, as Deputy Prime Minister, to talk to the prime ministers of former Russian buffer states
wanting to join the EU, such as the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
2 shows the composite Markov model for a communication system with 8 channel states and 16 buffer states
that was used in simulation in this paper.