David Patrikarakos David Patrikarakos

Why Russia – and Putin’s – weakness should terrify us

A Russian ship has just rammed a Ukrainian vessel, opened fire on it and captured its sailors. Ukraine has called it an act of war, and legally it may be right. But more than this the act reveals the nature of the true Russia.

At this year’s Helsinki summit, some were aghast at how subservient Donald Trump appeared to be toward Vladimir Putin.

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