Putin

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Twenty Years of Putin and the West Still Fails to Understand Him

The UK in particular appears still in thrall to Churchill’s famous dictum about Russia as a ‘riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma’ and does not even try to understand

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So Far, Putin is the Biggest Winner in the Ukraine Conflict

So far Russian President Vladimir Putin is the biggest winner in the Ukraine crisis by converting some heavy-duty sabre rattling into real political leverage. He has succeeded so well because US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and other leaders draw political benefits from opposing or defusing the Russian leader’s unspoken threat to invade.

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The West’s Focus on Imminent Invasion in Ukraine May Backfire – and Bolster Putin

The US risks embarrassing itself and its intelligence if Russia chooses an option other than invasion

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Putin, Put’n, and Peace in Ukraine

How we can emerge from crisis without war.

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What the Media Gets Wrong About Putin and Ukraine

Time and again, Putin’s words have been twisted or misconstrued in a way that fits and reinforces western preconceptions.

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What Putin Wants

How much do you know about the crisis in Ukraine? See if you can answer these 7 questions.

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Waiting for Putin

This week our top story is on the formal U.S. response to Russian demands over Ukraine and European security, and how the Kremlin might respond. We also look at why scientists and journalists are raising questions about the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccine EpiVacCorona, and how geopolitics are driving the Russian markets.

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America’s Putin Psychosis

Rather than examining the perspective of Russian national security interests, U.S. officials wrongly think the fate of European peace is in the hands of a single man: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, writes Scott Ritter.

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Russia’s Choice on Ukraine Narrows to War or Humiliation

Perceptions are likely growing in the West that Moscow is dispensing of empty threats and ultimatums on Ukraine

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Will Putin Accept Half a Loaf?

The eagerly awaited “written response” from the U.S. and NATO to Russia’s security proposals is now in the hands of President Vladimir Putin. And yet there is no sign the West caved in on Moscow’s insistence that NATO rescind its 14 year-old invitation to Ukraine to join NATO.