In the MidEast, they are not going to biss on the Rooskies again. Gen. Smirnoff and his merry couriers have delivered enough presents to ensure that. Note that noise from KSA and UAE about Quatar has subsided. Not surprising that a Houthi UAV found the range and accuracy to cause an "accidental fire" at a Riyadh refinery...
In FSU Oirope, thay are also not going to biss on the Russkies based on promises from the HiC-SD types. Experience of Georgia and Ukraine are most instructive. I don't know what will happen to Poland, they may consider themselves secure, but surely they are also heading for the Lessons List. So are Moldavia, Monte**ro, Lithuania going to learn better diplomacy. Croatia is full of themselves after beating the Russians in the WC, and one guy gloated with "This is 4 UkBapZis" etc, but punishment was swift for that. Overall, Dunia came away with the feeling that Putin put on a class act at the WC2018.
The Deep State is raging at all this and the 404 crowd are serving as EBs for the Deep State. Given the 100s of pages of posts on the Syrian Genocide, it is astonishing that we have ppl who STILL believe the HiC-Houma narrative on the Middle East, Europe and NoKo - and are still hoping that the NoKo situation has returned to the yadayada of 'Bama days. Reminds one of the old saying:
No one ever went broke through underestimating (never mind).
So now we get to these Sanctions goondagiri. I think India demonstrated the right approach in 1998 with the launch of the $4B SBI Bond float. Waiver or no waiver, S-400 will be brought in, IMO, and Eyeran trade will go on. Right now, India is the trusted go-between for Salman and Nut&Yahoo. I don't think India's trade with Eyeran will bother them.
What I don't understand (maybe I do) is the silence of the US Armed Forces ppl who have been stationed in the MidEast, esp. Iraq and Syria and seen the treachery and genocidal cruelty-for-profit first-hand. The DeClassified Documents (or Wikileaks/ Pentagon Papers) of 20 years from now will be very revealing indeed.