When things like this start to happen, it’s a sign that the foundations of a government are weakening.
Look away from Syria for a moment, and you’ll notice that things aren’t quite so glamorous back in Mother Russia.
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Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.
The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.
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Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.
But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.