Russian recklessness is aimed at coercing the West into accepting a grand bargain on the Kremlin’s terms. But whether it accepts or rejects this bargain, the West (and Russia) will pay a heavy price.
The End of an Epoch
The third act of Russia’s civilizational drama is near. The price Russia and the outside world will pay for the end of the former’s system will be much higher than they paid for the Soviet Union’s demise.