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A Putin collapse? The dangers of wishful thinking

Some say that like the USSR, the current Russian presidency is brittle. But they are overlooking a lot

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“The Putin Enigma”

‘When talking about the ‘Putin Enigma’, we would first of all need to clarify exactly what the accepted definition of an enigma is, and does Vladimir Putin, the individual, warrant that rather lofty description, because the connotation here being that this person is something very special, exceptional.

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Biden Calls Putin a Butcher and Russia Thinks the US was Behind the Crocus Hall Attack

Lack of a Coherent NATO Policy

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Putin’s victory is a geopolitical reality

The Russian presidential election has vividly brought out the fault lines in international politics in a way that seldom happens. That is because the political personality of President Vladimir Putin fills the global stage today like a Colossus. The extent to which the West has gone to demonise him shows what a morbid obsession this has become for them.

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Does Putin want to end the war? We should test him

Ukraine war maximalists are portraying diplomacy as futile, pointing to a cherry picked quote from a recent interview with the Russian president

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MK Bhadrakumar: Putin’s nuclear warning is direct and explicit

The spectre of Armageddon has been raised often enough during the 2-year old war in Ukraine that the reference to it in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state of the union address on Thursday had a familiar ring about it. Therein lies the risk of misjudgement on the part of the western audience that Putin was only “crying wolf”.

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Putin’s nuclear warning is direct and explicit

The spectre of Armageddon has been raised often enough during the 2-year old war in Ukraine that the reference to it in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state of the union address on Thursday had a familiar ring about it. Therein lies the risk of misjudgement on the part of the western audience that Putin was only “crying wolf”.

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Why Putin Went to War

Two years ago today Vladimir Putin explained why he went to war. He said he had no intention to control Ukraine and only wanted to “demilitarize” and “de-Nazify” it, after the U.S. had pushed Russia too far, wrote Joe Lauria.

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Ignorance clouds Americans’ perception of Putin and Russia

Let us stop with the moralism and put an end to a war we’re losing everywhere in the West, not just in Ukraine

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Putin signals interest in Ukraine talks

The great beauty of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interview with the famous American journalist Tucker Carlson is that there is something in it for almost everyone — be it historians who memorialise the past; diplomats who isolate history and take it out of context; spymasters who were cold warriors with adrenaline flowing still; politologists who contrived to create false narratives; and even an American president or two and one colourful British Prime Minister most certainly, who may have blood on their hands.