I took my seat beside him, while the lady, a useful little buffer state
Then you really would have something like a puppet regime, a buffer state
for Iran against the third [Sunni] component.
However, with the rise of the Ottomans, they became a buffer state
between the Ottomans and the Mamluks of Egypt.
To save Ukraine and eventually restore a working relationship with Moscow, the West should seek to make Ukraine a neutral buffer state
between Russia and NATO.
The West fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing his best to build a buffer state
called Novorossiya or New Russia in eastern Ukraine.
Iraqi Kurdistan is Turkey's energy lifeline and a critical buffer state
between Ankara and Tehran, Baghdad and Damascus.
So was the case of Syria-a buffer state
between the Empire of Rome and that of Persians.
Khalistan will be a buffer state
between India, China and Pakistan, ensuring peace in the entire South Asia region.
Amritsar, June 6 ( ANI ): The president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Simranjit Singh Mann, on Friday demanded the creation of a state of 'Khalistan' to act as a buffer state
between India, China and Pakistan.
Chinese leaders may still view North Korea as a strategic buffer state
, but China's status as a global power is pushing them to view the North in a new way.
The idea by some scholars that North Korea is becoming a strategic burden to China rather than a buffer state
(between China and South Korea) is now shared by the Chinese leadership," Yun said.
Meanwhile, Chinese leaders are engaged in "balancing" their interest in supporting North Korea as a buffer state
with their desire to cooperate on international efforts to discourage its provocations, said Minton.