Friday, February 6, 2015

U.S. Edges Closer to a Dangerous Proxy War with Putin

The West's sanctions, designed to weaken Putin's domestic influence, only strengthened it by shifting blame to external sources. Russians view the West's economic sanctions, not the forces of the invisible hand slowing the global economy, as the cause of its economic pain. Putin, a shrewd strategist, has been using this anger to gain control over territories lost during the fall of the U.S.S.R.

Headline: U.S. Edges Closer to a Dangerous Proxy War with Putin

As calls increase for the United States to begin supplying the government of Ukraine with lethal weapons to fight Russia-backed separatists in the country’s east, the relationship between Russia and the West – particularly the U.S. – is beginning to look like a new Cold War.

A report in USA Today on Thursday about a 2008 Pentagon study concluding that Russian President Vladimir Putin suffers from some form of autism provided a sort of confirmation that the ties between the U.S. and Russia have deteriorated.



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