WRM in WSJ
The Razzle-Dazzle Diplomacy of Putin
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  • John Stephens

    Such are the benefits of competent leadership.

  • Atanu Maulik

    Russian leaders have this one problem. They can huff and puff and blaster and blow hot air. They can run rings around naive foreign leaders. But there is one thing they could never do that was to build a nation which functions well for Russians. So Russia is destined to remain a B-grade nation.

  • Bruce

    It’s not that hard to run circles around you negotiating opponents when they are as hapless as Putin’s.

    • Jim__L

      … and it’s even easier when their diplomatic and national security establishments are subject to massive leaks.

  • Boritz

    The Soviet Union was described as a “Third World country with nukes.” That is an apt description of the country that engaged and distracted the United States of America in a half century cold war. Putin and the current Russia have all they need and more to distract us on a similar scale.

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